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Imo guber: Anxiety as Supreme Court reviews judgment today

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BREAKING: Supreme Court adjourns review of Imo Judgment to Tuesday

Anxiety as Supreme Court reviews judgement on Imo guber contest today.

Expectations are high among supporters of Governor, Hope Uzodinma of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Emeka Ihedioha of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the Supreme Court will today (Monday) hear an application filed by latter, asking it to review a judgement on Imo governorship that declared the APC candidate  winner of the March 9, 2019, election.

Mr Ihedioha and the PDP had approached the court after the apex court on January 14 nullified his victory and declared Mr Uzodinma as the winner of the election.

Mr Ihedioha was earlier declared the winner of the election by the electoral umpire, INEC.

THE WITNESS had reported how, in a unanimous judgment of the seven-member panel, read by Justice Kudirat Kekere-Ekun, the apex court agreed that results in 388 polling units were unlawfully excluded during the collation of the final governorship election result in Imo State.

Mr Kekere-Ekun said with the results from the 388 polling units added, Mr Uzodinma polled a majority of the lawful votes and ought to have been declared the winner of the election by the poll commission.

Strangely, the court, however, did not provide the details of the new votes scored by each of the candidates after the addition of the results from the 388 polling units.

Consequently, the court voided and set aside the declaration of Mr lhedioha as the winner of the 2019 governorship election in the South-east state.

The court ordered that the certificate of return issued to Mr lhedioha be immediately withdrawn by INEC and a fresh one issued to Mr Uzodinma as the elected governor of the state.

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