Supreme Court on Tuesday annulled the election of Emeka Ihedioha as the governor of Imo State and subsequently declared Senator Hope Uzondima as the winner of the poll.
A seven-man panel of the apex court led by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Tanko Muhammad, unanimously declared Hope Uzodinma as the winner of the March 9, 2019 governorship election and the validly elected governor of the state.
Justice Kudirat Kekere-Ekun, who read the lead judgment, ordered that the certificate of return issued to Ihedioha be immediately withdrawn.
She directed that a fresh certificate of return should be issued to Uzodinma.
She also directed that Uzodia must be immediately sworn in as the Governor of Imo State.