The Supreme Court of Nigeria has nullified the election of Emeka Ihedioha of the Peoples Democratic Party as the governor of Imo State, declaring in his stead Hope Uzodinma of the All Progressive Congress (APC) as the winner of the March 9 governorship election in the state.
The seven-member panel of the Supreme Court led by Chief Justice Tanko Muhammad gave the unanimous decision that made Uzodinma on Tuesday in Abuja.
Reverend Father Ejike Mbaka made had on Tuesday, December 31 during his passover night ministration, revealed that Ihedioha will lose his position as governor of Imo State, and that the APC will take over the leadership of the state from the PDP.
The governor had reacted to the Reverend Father’s prediction negatively, declaring the cleric as mentally unstable.
The new governor, Mr Uzodinma, came fourth in the initial election results declared by INEC.