- On Tuesday, January 14, 2020, the Supreme Court judgement gave victory to Senator Hope Uzodinma as the duly elected governor of Imo state, Southeast Nigeria
- The verdict means that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate and declared winner at the 2019 governorship election, as well as current governor, Emeka Ihedioha has been sacked from office
- Senator Hope Uzodinma was the flag bearer of the All Progressives Congress (APC) at the said 2019 guber polls where he came a distant fourth
Nigerians have continued to react to the judgement of the Apex Court from different sides of the coin.
Senate president, Dr Ahmad Lawan has congratulated the new Imo state governor.
Dr Ahmad Lawan advised Senator Uzodinma to be a governor for all Imolites.
The Senate president last night tweeted his congratulatory message on his personal Twitter handle as follows:
“I congratulate Senator Hope Uzodinma on his victory at the Supreme Court today and the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Imo State for peacefully retrieving its mandate through the constitutionally stipulated judicial process.
“It is indeed a victory for democracy, the rule of law, the All Progressives Congress and the good people of Imo State.
“While wishing the new Governor-elect a successful tenure in office, I urge him to be magnanimous in victory and see his mandate as a call to serve his people conscientiously and to the best of his ability.”
The results below was announced by INEC for total numbers of votes cast by the top candidates in the 2019 Imo state governorship election:
PDP: Emeka Ihedioha 273,404
AA : Uche Nwosu 190,364
APGA: Ifeanyi Araraume 114,676
APC: Hope Uzodinma 96,458
YPP: Ikedi Ohakim 527.