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Breaking: Supreme Court Declares Hope Uzodinma Imo Governor, sacks Ihedioha

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The Supreme Court, on Tuesday, declared Senator Hope Uzodinma winner of the Mar 19, 2019, Governorship election in Imo State, as it nullified the election of Emeka Ihedioha.

In a unanimous judgement by a seven-man panel of justices, led by the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Tanko Muhammad, the apex court declared that the votes due to Senator Uzodinma was unlawfully excluded from the 318 polling units and be added to his votes.

Delivering the judgement, Justice Kudirat Kekere-Ekun, declared Senator Hope Uzodinma of the All Progressives Congress (APC), as the valid winner of the governorship contest, and therefore ordered that a fresh Certificate of Return be issued to Uzodinma.

Justice Kekere-Ekun further ordered that Senator Uzodinma be sworn-in immediately as the governor of Imo state, as she called for the immediate withdrawal of the Certificate of Return issued to Ihedioha.

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