Imo State: Supreme Court Nullifies Election of Ihedioha, Declares Hope Uzodinma Governor

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Tuesday, January 14, 2019 / 7:11 PM / Ottoabasi Abasiekong for WebTV / Header Image Credit: Leadership Newspaper

 

The Supreme Court this evening nullified the election of Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDPas Imo State Governor, declaring Senator Hope Uzodinma of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the winner of the March 9th, 2019 Gubernatorial Elections.

 

The 7-man panel of Justices agreed in their judgement that Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha was not the duly elected Governor of Imo State.

 

The case was the first for the class of 2019 Governors that the Supreme Court has nullified in respect of the removal of a sitting Governor.

 

Emeka Ihedioha assumed office on May 29, 2019, in Owerri, Imo State and has served in the capacity of governor of Imo State for seven(7) months.

 

More details on developments in Imo State will be provided by Proshare later.

 

WebTV will also monitor developments at the Supreme Court in respect of its ruling on the Sokoto State Gubernatorial elections.


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