The Supreme Court has declared Senator Hope Uzodinma of the All Progressive Congress (APC)winner of the March 19 governorship election in Imo state, the apex court nullified the election of Emeka Ihedioha of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The court declared that the votes due to Senator Uzodinma were unlawfully excluded from the 318 polling units and that they be added to his votes.
The apex court arrived at the ruling in a unanimous decision by the seven-man panel delivered by Justice Kudirat Kekere-Ekun ordered that the certificate of return issued to Ihedioha be immediately withdrawn.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
It averred 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.