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Ihedioha Was Not Duly Elected As Imo State Governor, Uzodinma Won – Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has sacked governor Emeka Ihedioha of Imo State.

The top court, in a unanimous judgment by a seven-man panel of justices that was led by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Tanko Muhammad, ruled that Emeka who contested on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, was not duly elected.

Justice Kudirat Kekere-Ekun who delivered the lead judgment then declared Senator Hope Uzodinma of the All Progressives Congress, APC, as the real winner of the governorship contest that held in Imo state on March 9, 2019.

The Supreme Court then ordered the instant withdrawal of the Certificate of Return that was issued to Ihedioha.

It added that a new Certificate of Return should be issued to Uzodinma forthwith and he should be sworn in instantly as the governor of Imo state.

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