The Supreme Court of Nigeria has upheld the victory of Governor Rochas Okorocha who was the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the April 11 gubernatorial election in Imo State.
In its judgement on Thursday, the apex court dismissed the petition filed by the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the governorship election, Hon. Emeka Ihedioha.
The court based its judgement on the non-usage of card reader, saying: “If INEC guideline says take materials by helicopter to the polling unit and the materials eventually got to the polling unit by boat, this cannot nullify the elections.
“Therefore, the use of card reader is merely a guideline alien to the electoral act, and cannot constitute the basis to invalidate an election.”