Senator Hope Uzodimma To Be Sworn In As Imo State Governor Tomorrow

Senator Hope Uzodimma of APC will be sworn in tomorrow by chief judge of Imo state as the elected governor of the state.

He will be at INEC to receive his certificate of return and proceed to Owerri to take oath of office.

The Supreme Court, this evening, sacked governor Emeka Ihedioha of PDP. The apex court, in a unanimous judgment by a 7-man panel of justices, led by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Tanko Muhammad, held that Ihedioha who contested on the platform of PDP, was not duly elected.

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Justice Kudirat Kekere-Ekun who delivered the lead judgment declared Senator Hope Uzodinma of the All Progressives Congress, APC, as the valid winner of the governorship contest that held in Imo state on March 9, 2019.

The Supreme Court therefore ordered the immediate withdrawal of the Certificate of Return that was issued to Ihedioha.

It ordered that a fresh Certificate of Return should be issued to Uzodinma forthwith, adding that he should be sworn-in immediately as the governor of Imo state.

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