A massive protest is currently on going in Imo State, over the Supreme Court judgement that sacked Emeka Ihedioha, of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, as the Governor of the State, and declared Hope Uzodinma, of the All Progressives Congress, APC, as the winner of the 2019 Governorship election in the State.
Thousands of youths were seen marching through the streets, carrying banners, placards, and chanting solidarity songs.
Last week Tuesday, the Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to issue Uzodinma a certificate of return.
A seven-man panel of the Apex Court in its decision, held that Ihedioha did not win the majority of votes cast in the March 9, 2019, Governorship election in the State.
The judgment delivered by Justice Kudirat Kekere-Ekun, held that the Candidate of the APC won, on the grounds that he polled majority of the lawful votes cast in the election.
The Apex Court, held that the lower courts erred in law, when they rejected evidence tendered before them, to the extent that votes from 388 polling units were not credited to the APC and Hope Uzodinma.
Kekere-Ekun said that with the results from the 388 polling units, the APC Governorship Candidate polled majority lawful votes, and ought to have been declared the winner of the election by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.