It could be recalled that, on the 14th day of January, 2020, the Supreme Court sitting in Abuja ruled that, Mr. Emeka Ihedioha who was alleged to be duly elected as the governor of Imo state was not duly elected by the good people of Imo State therefore,declared Hope Uzodinma, the candidate of the All Prospective Party (APC) the authentic winner of the 2019 governorship election in Imo state.
Since the Supreme Court judgement, there have been mixed reactions both from those who are conversant with the law and those who are not. Some wondered how the Supreme Court could declared Hope Uzodinma who was in the third position in the Inec election result. In the Inec result sheet, Mr. Emeka Ihedioha, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) took first which subsequently made him the duly elected winner of the 2019 governorship election in Imo State.
However, ever since the judgement, many have been asking whether Emeka Ihedioha can be addressed as the former governor or not. Actually, though I’m not a lawyer but from what I know, Emeka Ihedioha can not be addressed as the former governor because, in the Supreme Court ruling, they said Emeka Ihedioha who had been the governor from June 2019 till the unexpected happened last week Tuesday 14th January, 2020 was not duly elected by the people of Imo state as such, his position was null and void which therefore means, he can not be in anyway addressed as the former governor.