The Supreme Court Removes Ihedioha, Declares Uzodinma as Imo State Governor


The Supreme Court has nullified the election of Governor Emeka Ihedioha of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and declared Senator Hope Uzodinma of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the validly elected Governor of Imo State. A seven-man panel of the apex court, led by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Tanko Muhammad, unanimously delivered the judgment on Monday.

In his reaction, Hope Uzodinma has said that his “stolen” mandate has been recovered following Supreme Court judgment that annulled the election of Emeka Ihedioha and declared him the duly elected governor of Imo State. Uzodinma, who spoke through his spokesperson, Declan Emelumba, shortly after the apex court’s declaration, said that the court had demonstrated bravery.

President Muhammadu Buhari lauded the Supreme Court for the ‘courage and perseverance’ to return Sen. Hope Uzodinma of the All Progressives Congress (APC) winner of the March 9, 2019 governorship election in Imo. 

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The president made the commendation while reacting to Tuesday’s Supreme Court judgment that sacked Emeka Ihedioha of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as Governor of Imo State and declared Uzodinma winner.

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