President Muhammadu Buhari President Muhammadu Buhari has saluted the courage of the Supreme Court for declaring Hope Uzodinma of the All Progressives Congress (APC) winner of the March 9, 2019 governorship election in Imo.
The president gave the commendation in a reaction to Tuesday’s Supreme Court judgment that sacked Emeka Ihedioha of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and declared Uzodinma winner of the poll.
“The road to justice may be long and tortuous, but it is the best path for anyone aggrieved.
“Under the new administration, a new journey to build a new Imo with new energy is about to begin. In this outcome, it is the people of Imo State who have emerged victorious,” the president said.
Buhari, therefore, urged Uzodinma to promote the ideals of the ruling party and unite the state by running an inclusive administration.
iDONSABI had reported that the Supreme Court in a unanimous judgment on Tuesday declared the election of Ihedioha null and void, and declared Uzodinma winner.
In the lead judgment read by Justice Kudirat Kekere-Ekun, the court accordingly ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to withdraw the Certificate of Return issued to Ihedioha and issue a fresh Certificate of Return to Uzodinma on grounds that he won the majority of the lawful votes cast at the election.
The court also ordered his immediate swearing-in as the lawful winner of the March 9, 2019 governorship election in Imo State.