The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described the judgment of the Supreme Court,
sacking, Imo State Governor, Hon. Emeka Ihedioha as ‘another very sad commentary on our nation’s democratic order.’
The party in a statement issued by its Publicity Secretary, Kola
Ologbondinyan, said it found it difficult to understand how Senator Hope
Uzodinma/APC, who came 4th in the March 9, 2019 governorship election,
with just 96,458 votes, will suddenly, by the token of the judgment of
the Supreme Court, defeat Gov Emeka Ihedioha/PDP that scored 276,404
The party stated that most Nigerians were yet to understand the basis upon which the Supreme Court arrived at its decision.
Ologbondinyan said “it is lamentable that the destiny of the people
of Imo state is being taken from the governor they chose and voted for
and handed over to individuals and a political party that do not have
their blessing and mandate and which they rejected at the election.
“The people of Imo state are now confronted with the challenge of
having a government that they cannot identify with and which cannot
connect with them, having not emanated from them.
“Moreover, all the gains, including the development and stability
already achieved by the people-based government, under Governor Emeka
Ihedioha/PDP administration in the state are now heavily jeopardized.
“Indeed, the mournful and despondent ambiance that now pervades in
Imo state is a loud testimony that the judgment did not reflect the
expectation of the people of Imo state as expressed at the polls.
“While recognizing that the judgement of the Supreme Court is final,
the party urged all stakeholders in the state to remain united and calm,
and await further instruction from the national leadership on this very
DAILY POST had reported that the Supreme Court on Tuesday sacked Gov Emeka Ihedioha
of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP and declared the All Progressive
Congress, APC’s Hope Uzodinma as the Governor of Imo State.
It, therefore, ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission,
INEC, to withdraw the certificate of return from former Governor Emeka
Ihedioha and issue Uzodinma with certificate of return as governor of
Delivering the judgment, Justice Kudirat Kekere-Ekun said the votes
due to Uzodinma and APC from 318 polling units were wrongly excluded and
should be added.