The All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate in 2019 Imo state Governorship election, Senator Hope Uzodinma has received the Certificate of Return from the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) as the governor-elect of Imo State.
Senator Hope Uzodinma received his certificate on Wednesday, after the Supreme Court nullified the election of Mr Emeka Ihedioha as the governor of the state.
The Plantiff, Senator Uzodinma believed that he scored the highest number of votes in that election.
A seven-man panel led by Chief Justice Tanko Muhammad unanimously declared the Senator the winner of the March 19 governorship election.
Justice Kudirat Kekere-Ekun who delivered the judgment declared that the votes due to Senator Uzodinma were unlawfully excluded from the 318 polling units and should be added to his votes.
While reading the lead judgment, Justice Kekere-Ekun declared Senator Uzodinma as the validly elected Governor and the certificate of return issued to Ihedioha be withdrawn immediately.