The apex Court in Nigeria on Tuesday, sacked governor Emeka Ihedioha of Imo State. This was coming at the climax of the controversies being generated by the 2020 New Year prophesy of Rev Fr Ejike Mbaka of Adoration Ministry Enugu Nigeria where he had among his 40 prophetic prayers for the new year declared Mbaka that, “In Imo State, there is hope. Hope, hope, hope … hope in Imo State! Imo people have suffered (but) God is raising a new hope that would be an agent of salvation for them. “He’s coming with a new flag to restore the dignity of that noble land. A new leadership that will break barriers and there would be joy in the land of Imo.“Lift your candles as I bless Hope Uzodinma; and I empower him, spiritually, to take over. How, I do not know”.
This prophesy like Fr Mbaka’s numerous prophesies in the past came to fulfilment as the apex court in a unanimous judgment by a seven-man panel of justices that was led by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Tanko Muhammad, held that Ihedioha who contested on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, was not duly elected.
Justice Kudirat Kekere-Ekun who delivered the lead judgment declared Senator Hope Uzodinma of the All Progressives Congress, APC, as the valid winner of the governorship contest that held in Imo state on March 9, 2019.
Supreme Court voids Uche Nwosu’s candidature. The Supreme Court therefore ordered the immediate withdrawal of the Certificate of Return that was issued to Ihedioha.
It ordered that a fresh Certificate of Return should be issued to Uzodinma forthwith, adding that he should be sworn-in immediately as the governor of Imo state.