Supreme court sacks Ihedioha, affirms APC’s Uzodinma as Imo governor

Supreme court sacks Ihedioha, affirms APC’s Uzodinma as Imo governor


The supreme court has sacked Emeka Ihedioha as governor of Imo state, affirming Hope Uzodinma as winner of the March 9 election.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had declared Ihedioha winner of the election but Uzodinma challenged the outcome of the election in court.

Ihedioha ran under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) while Uzodinma contested under the All Progressives Congress (APC).

In a unanimous decision on Tuesday, a seven-man panel held that Ihedioha did not win majority of votes cast in the election.

Kudirat Kekere-Ekun, the judge who read the judgement, ordered INEC to withdraw the certificate of return issued to Ihedioha and give a fresh one to his APC rival.

More to follow…

(The Cable)

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