The Supreme Court has dismissed a plea by Emeka Ihedioha of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Imo State seeking a certificate of return as the state’s lawful governor.
Ihedioha had told the apex court that Governor Hope Uzodinma was not qualified to run for the election in the first place.
According to him, the PDP chieftain said Uche Nwosu was earlier declared by the court as the rightful candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, so Uzodinma was not qualified to run for the election.
In a verdict read by Justice Tijjani Abubakar on Tuesday, the Supreme Court dismissed the motion for lack of merit, calling it needless and vexatious.
The court also awarded the cost of N40 million against Mike Ozekhome for bringing the matter before the court.