Naija News had reported earlier that the Supreme court sacked Emeka Ihedioha as governor of Imo state and affirmed Uzodinma as the winner of the March 9 governorship election.
Giving judgment on the election on Tuesday, a seven-man panel of justices in a unanimous decision, held that Ihedioha did not win the majority of votes cast in the election.
Justice Kudirat Kekere-Ekun, who read the judgment, ordered INEC to withdraw the certificate of return issued to Ihedioha and give a fresh one to his APC rival.
“The votes due to the appellant, Hope Uzodinma and the All Progressives Congress (APC) from 388 polling units were wrongly excluded from scores ascribed to them,” Justice Kekere-Ekun ruled.
“It is hereby ordered that Emeka Ihedioha, was not duly elected by majority of lawful votes cast at the said election. His return as the elected governor of Imo state is hereby declared null and void and accordingly set aside.
“It is hereby declared that the first appellant (Uzodinma) holds the majority of lawful votes cast at the governorship election held in Imo State on March 9, 2019, and has satisfied the mandatory constitutional requirement.
“It is hereby declared that first appellant, senator Hope Uzodinma is the winner of the governorship of Imo State held on March 9, 2019.
“The certificate issued to the first respondent (Ihedioha) is hereby withdrawn. It is hereby ordered that the certificate of return shall be issued to the first appellant, senator Hope Uzodinma, forthwith and he should be sworn in as the governor of Imo State,” the judge added.
The judgment affirmed Father Mbaka’s New Year prophecy which warned Ihedioha to be prepared to leave the Imo government as the “Holy Spirit” had since rejected him.
Days after the news of the broke, a video has emerged, showing the moment Rev. Mbaka made the prediction about Ihedioha’s sack and Uzodinma’s emergence.
In the video sighted by Naija News, Mbaka could be heard saying: “I lift up my hands and I bless Hope Uzodinma and I empower him spiritually to go and take over. How I don’t know,” the clergyman said as he concluded the prayer with the echo of an Amen from the congregation.
Watch the video below…
This was the so called prophecy of Mbaka, the political messenger of APC ! pic.twitter.com/afOf6jDk42
— Jackson Ude (@jacksonpbn) January 14, 2020