On 15th of January 2020, Senator Hope Uzodinma was sworn in as new Imo state governor.

He was sworn in alongside his deputy, Professor Placid Njoku, by the Chief Justice of the state, Justice Pascal Nnadi.


The swearing-in ceremony was held at the Imo State Government House, hours after Senator Uzodinma received his certificate of return from INEC in Abuja and one day after the Supreme Court nullified the election of Emeka Ihedioha and declared him the elected governor of the state.

The National Chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomhole, former Governor of the State, Senator Rochas Okorocha and governorship candidate of APGA in the 2019 governorship election, Ifeanyi Ararume were among those in attendance at the swearing-in ceremony, Channels TV reports.



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