Numerous people got flabbergasted over the Supreme Court judgment that gave victory to the APC candidate – Hope Uzodinma that came fourth during the 2019 gubernatorial elections.
Below is an explanation on why the Supreme Court passed judgment in favour of Hope Uzodinma despite the fact that he came fourth as at the time INEC announced the result.
According to INEC, Hope Uzodinma, in the election, came fourth overall behind Ihedioha, Uche Nwosu of Action Alliance, whose candidacy was invalidated by the Supreme Court, Ifeanyi Araraume of All Progressives Grand Alliance(APGA).
Ihedioha polled 273,404, Nwosu 190,364, Araraume, 114,676 votes and Uzodinma 96, 458 votes.
A former governor of the state Ikedi Ohakim, came distant fifth on the log with 6,846votes.
INEC also declared that 25,130 votes were canceled out of total votes of 739,485.
But Uzodinma said he beat them all as his votes were cancelled in 318 units, which ought to have given him additional 236,600 votes, thus bringing his total votes 333,058, more than the 273,404 votes declared for Ihedioha.
The claim was his smoking gun that he had deployed vainly at the Governorship election Tribunal and the Appeal Court.
The Supreme Court accepted his prayer and validated the prophecy of Father Mbaka, in a stunning verdict on Tuesday, declaring Uzodinma the validly elected Governor of Imo state.
The court was of the view that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) should not have excluded his votes and returned Emeka Ihedioha as the Governor of the State.