GovernorHope Uzodinma has asked the National Judicial Council (NJC) to stop the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from referring to his as a ‘Supreme Court governor.’
Naija News recalls that the Supreme Couirt had in January sacked Emeka Ihedioha replacing him with Uzodinma on the grounds that results from 388 polling units were excluded when the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) announced the final tally in March 2019.
The petition was also addressed to the leadership of the National Assembly and the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami.
The Special Adviser to Uzodinma on Political Matters, Batos Chikezie, asked the NJC and Malami to stop Ogubundu Nwadike, the publicity secretary for PDP in the state, and other loyalists from using the “supreme court governor” tag as it is derogatory and misleading.
Chikezie described the tag as “wicked propaganda and blackmail characteristically designed to incite and delude the people of the state thereby misdirecting them to disregard the judiciary”.
He also asked that the NJC through the registrar of the supreme court ensure that Nwadike is made to stand trial for “persistently making a mockery of the decision and proceeding of the supreme court on the Imo state gubernatorial election, thereby making them look compromised and biased in the eyes of the public which is a dent on their integrity and pedigree”.
“We call on the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) to quickly clampdown on Nwadike as a practising journalist, and require that all media outlets blacklist him from their stables, blogs, pages and airtime in referencing a duly elected government as an ‘Abuja/supreme court government’, which is a calculated attempt to incite the people of the state and dent the image of the most esteemed judiciary arm of government.”
Source: Naija News