Following court ruling on Imo State election which sacked Emeka Ihedioha, replacing him with Hope Uzodinma, the people of Imo State has been asked to accept defeat.
Ohanaeze Ndigbo in a conversation with newsmen has asked the people of Imo state to agree with the Supreme Court declaration over the state’s Governorship election.
Naija News understands that the apex Igbo socio-cultural group on Monday (yesterday), advised the citizens of Imo State to accept in good faith the Supreme Court judgment which saw Emeka Ihedioha out of office, replacing him with Hope Uzodinma, candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC) as the governor of the state.
The apex Igbo socio-cultural group stated that Ihedioha’s ouster by the Supreme Court verdict was not the first, recalling that many governors were sacked in the past without any form of protest.
According to the Secretary-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Uche Okwukwu, he said, “It is in the interest of our people to accept the judgment in good faith. This is not the first time the Supreme Court has sacked a governor. The Supreme Court sacked Ngige, there was no protest; the Supreme Court sacked Omehia, there was no protest.”
He added that “The court sacked Osunbor in Edo State, there was no protest; the court sacked Andy Uba to bring Peter Obi, there was no protest. Court sacked the governors of Ekiti, Ondo, Osun, there was no protest; court has consistently sacked governors across the country.
“We appeal to all to sheathe their swords and accept the Supreme Court judgment on Imo State governorship election. Ndigbo needs peace and development. God gave Hope (Uzodinma) to Imo people.”