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Supreme Court Sacks Ihedioha as Imo Governor, orders INEC to issue certificate of return to Uzodinma

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Mojisola Lawal
*Orders INEC to issue Uzodinma certificate of return

The Supreme Court in a unanimous Judgment on Tuesday sacked Emeka Ihedioha as Governor of Imo State.

A seven man panel of the apex court in a unanimous decison held that Ihedioha did not win majority of votes cast at the March 9 governorship election.

In the Judgment delivered by Justice Kudirat Kekere-Ekun, the court accordingly ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission to withdraw the Certificate of Return issued to Ihedioha and issued a fresh Certificate of Return to candidate of the APC in grounds that he won majority of lawful votes cast at the election.

The court held that the lower courts erred in law when it were rejected evidence tendered before them to the extent that votes from 388 polling units were not credited to the APC and Hope Uzodinma.

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