By Our Reporter
The Supreme Court on Tuesday nullified the election of Emeka Ihedioha of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the governor of Imo State and declared the All Progressives Congress, APC, candidate, Senator Hope Uzodinma as the winner of the March 19, 2019 Governorship Election in the state.
A seven-man panel of the apex court led by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Tanko Muhammad, unanimously declared Hope Uzodinma of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the winner of the March 9, 2019 governorship election and the validly elected governor of the state.
Reading the lead judgment, Justice Kudirat Kekere-Ekun, ordered that the certificate of return issued to Ihedioha be immediately withdrawn and a fresh certificate of return be issued to Uzodinma.
She also ordered that Uzodinma must be immediately sworn in as the Governor of Imo State.
Meanwhile, the Action Alliance candidate in the election who was also an appelant in the case, Uche Nwosu has withdrawn his appeal against the election of Emeka Ihedioha citing the Supreme Court judgement of December 20, 2019 as the reason.
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