The Supreme Court of Nigeria has giving reasons why it accepted the results sheets presented by Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State.
Recall that the Supreme Court headed by Justice Tanko Muhammad has sacked the incumbent, Governor Ihedioha from office.
The seven-man panel of the apex court in a unanimous decision held that Ihedioha did not win the majority of votes cast at the March 9 governorship election.
In the Judgment delivered 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 the candidate of the APC on grounds that he won the majority of lawful votes cast at the election.
The court held that the lower courts erred in law when it rejected evidence tendered before them to the extent that votes from 388 polling units were not credited to the APC and Uzodinma.
In a copy of the judgement obtained by TheNewsGuru , the Supreme Court said the result sheets by Uzodinma became admissible because INEC did not counter them when produced by the APC governor.