The Imo state governorship election held on March 9, 2019, Senator Hope Uzodinma has been declared by the Supreme Court on January 15, 2020, as a winner candidate of All Progressive Congress (APC) after receiving a certificate of return from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Abuja.
Sen. Hope Uzodinma has been sworn in as the substantive governor of Imo State on Wednesday, the swearing-in ceremony took place at the Hero’s Square Government house in Owerri Imo capital on Wednesday.
The Supreme Court Chief Judge, Justice Pascal Nnadi swore in Senator Hope Uzodinma as Imo state governor with his team of about 30 judges of the judicial present at the ceremony.
Justice Pascal Nnadi, while conducting the swear in said: “In line with section 185 (2) and section 187 (2) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, and with the power vested on me by the Constitution, I hereby swear in Senator Hope Uzodinma as the sixth Democratic elected governor of Imo state.
Sen. Hope in an inaugural speech, he thanked the apex court for restoring the people’s confidence in the judiciary and the National Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC) Comrade Adams Oshiomole, as well as the party’s central working committees for their efforts in ensuring that justice prevails.
He said “I will respect the principles of separation of powers and allow the other arms of government to operate independently for a better Imo. God bless Imo stated”.