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Ihedioha Reacts To Supreme Court Ruling On Imo Election

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Ihedioha Reacts To Supreme Court Ruling On Imo Election

Emeka Ihedioha has expressed disappointment with the supreme court ruling on his application for a review of the judgment sacking him as Imo state governor.

Naija News recalls that the Supreme Court last Tuesday, delivered a final judgment on the 2019 Imo State governorship election dispute between the APC and PDP.

The apex court delivered its judgment after hearing arguments from all parties involved in the case instituted by the sacked Governor of Imo State, Emeka Ihedioha asking the court to review its judgment which sacked him from office and installed Hope Uzodinma of the APC.

In its ruling, the Supreme Court dismissed the appeal by Ihedioha and the PDP asking it to review its verdict which sacked him as the Imo State governor for lack of merit.

The apex court said there is no constitutional provision for setting aside an earlier Supreme Court judgment.

Reacting in a statement on Sunday, Ihedioha accused the Supreme Court of halting the desire of Imo people for good governance.

He said: “This is certainly not the outcome we wanted or we worked so hard for and I know how disappointed you must feel.

“I therefore feel a sense of pride and gratitude for the wonderful energy and commitment that we deployed together to secure the mandate that has now been brazenly stolen from us.

“To those who are rejoicing about their successful political fraud at the expense of Imo people, as well as their collaborators, let me leave them with the immortal words of the late journalist, Dele Giwa: ‘No evil deed will go unpunished; any evil done by man to man will be redressed; if not now then certainly later; if not by man, then by God for the victory of evil over good is temporary’.

“Whatever may be the personal injury I suffer as a result of the miscarriage of justice, my main concern in this whole tragic episode is not about me.

“If institutions that are critical to the entrenchment of rule of law could thwart the wishes of the people in a cynical manner, where lies the future of our democracy? That was why I sought a review of the Supreme Court judgement.”



Ogbolu George is a graduate of Mass Communication from the University of Benin. He loves politics, is a movie addict and a die-hard Arsenal fan. George is a Senior Content Creator at Naija News.