The Supreme Court of Nigeria has nullified the election of Emeka Ihedioha and declared Senator Hope Uzodinma winner of the March 19, 2019 Governorship election in Imo.
Senator Uzodinma went to court to contend that he scored the highest number of votes in Imo governorship election of March 19, 2019, but the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) returned Emeka Ihedioha as the Governor of the State.
The apex court had declared that the votes due to Senator Uzodinma was unlawfully excluded from the 318 polling units and be added to his votes.
Justice Kudirat Kekere-Ekun delivered the unanimous decision by a 7 man panel. Their decision held that the submissions of a Principal witness who was on a subpoena to present results held that the lower court was wrong in its ruling.
Justice Kekere-Ekun, while reading the lead judgment, declared that Senator Uzodinma as the validly elected Governor of Imo State and the certificate of return issued to Ihedioha be withdrawn.