Reason Supreme Court Annulled Emeka Ihedioha’s Election

The Supreme Court yesterday January 14,2020 annulled the March 9th 2019 election of Emeka Ihedioha of the People’s Democratic Party as governor of Imo state.

Justice Kudirat Kekere-Ekun while reading the judgement said the apex court ruled that records at 388 polling units elections result were unlawfully excluded during the election which was what was announced in favour of Emeka Ihedioha of the PDP

213,295 votes was cancelled in the 388 polling unit which was termed as wrong computation of result and favoured Emeka Ihedioha.

Aside the Chief Justice of Nigeria, others in the 7-man panel include Justices Sylvester Ngwuta, Kayode Ariwola, Uwani Abba Ajji and Amiru Sanusi

According to the apex court, the tribunal and the appellate court failed to properly award justice to Uzodinma when he petitioned them because they misinterpreted his petition.

“There is merit in this appeal, it is hereby allowed. Majority judgement of the lower court affirming the election of the 2nd Respondent is hereby set-aside”, Justice Kekere-Ekun said.

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