Nigeria: Supreme Court to Deliver Judgment On Imo Governorship Election Today

Supreme Court of Nigeria (file photo).
13 January 2020

The Supreme Court has announced that it will today deliver judgment on the petitions against the declaration of Emeka Ihedioha, as the governor of Imo State by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

While the members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are upbeat that the Supreme Court would uphold Ihedioha's victory, members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) are hopeful that the judgment would go in their favour.

The director of Imo Orientation Agency, Martin Opara, said that there was no cause for alarm, expressing optimism that the apex court would uphold the governor's election.

He said that the declaration of Ihedioha as governor was in tandem with the Electoral Act as against the position of the petitioners.

Opara said: "There is no cause for alarm. The governor will win at the Supreme Court as he won at the tribunal and the Court of Appeal, respectively. This is a governor that was voted by the majority of our people."

But the APC chairman in the state, Daniel Nwafor, said that he was hopeful that the judgment would go in favour of his party.

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