Aggrieved indigenes and non indigenes of Imo State took to the streets of Owerri, the state’s capital to express their grievance towards the injustice concerning the Supreme Court Judgement which sacked Emeka Ihedioha as the governor of Imo State.
The 2019 judgement which sacked the Peoples Democratic Party’s candidate Emeka Ihedioha and instated the All Progressive Congress’s candidate Hope Uzodinma as the elected Governor of Imo State in the 2019 election held in the state.
According to the Supreme Court opinion, the Lower Court erred in law when evidence of 388 polling units not credited to the All Progressive Congress (APC) presented to it was rejected.
This judgement has caused unrest in the state and around the nation so far, and most have taken to the streets of Owerri, dressed in black attire, describing the judgement as burlesque.
However Emeka Ihedioha reacting to the judgement says the verdict he got from the Supreme Court would weaken instead of strengthen the Nation’s Democracy.
Furthermore, Ihedioha insisted that, the election was won by him without defaulting any electoral law.
“It is not about Emeka Ihedioha, it is not about Imo State, It is about tomorrow”, he added
Do you go into an electoral process without having an idea? It has to be resolved one way or the other. We are waiting for answers, and I believe there will be answers. The verdict will not reduce my patriotism and commitment to democracy.”
Meanwhile, reacting to the Supreme Court’s verdict, Uzodinma said his belief in the capacity of the country’s Judiciary is reinforced.
As Compiled By Jaja Otokini
And Edited By Knight Fredel
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