Written by on January 27, 2020

Former governor of Imo State, Emeka Ihedioha has returned to the Supreme Court to seek a review of the judgment that removed him from office.
The court had on January 14, 2020 sacked Ihedioha of the Peoples Democratic Party on the ground that he did not score the lawful majority votes in the March 9, 2019 governorship election. In his place, the apex court, after adding the cancelled results of the 388 polling units to the votes scored by Senator Hope Uzodinma of the All Progressives Congress, ordered that he be immediately sworn in as the duly elected governor.
In a unanimous judgment delivered by Justice Kudirat Kekere-Ekun, the apex court held that Ihedioha was not duly elected and that his election was void and illegal.
The court consequently set aside the judgment of the Imo State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal and that of the Court of Appeal, both of which had refused to recognise the votes from the 388 polling units and to accept that the results were unlawfully excluded in the general collation.

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