Ihedioha: Supreme Court verdict a rude shock, unfair

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Former Imo governor Emeka Ihedioha says the Supreme Court judgment which declared Sen. Hope Uzodinma winner of the 2019 governorship election in the South-Eastern state came to him as a “rude shock”.

“The judgment did not reflect the wishes of the people as expressed on election day; it is unfair,” Ihedioha said in a press statement he signed and issued to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), on Wednesday in Owerri.

He said: “I do not agree with the judgment because it did not take care of the sensibility of the people, but my Deputy, Mr Gerald Irona, and I, have no option but to accept the outcome of the verdict.

“No doubt, yesterday’s judgment came to us as a rude shock considering the facts on the ground, the legal precedence, and the people’s mandate,” he said.

He said he had put machinery in motion to hand-over the office to Uzodinma as the next governor, adding that the hand-over would be coordinated by the Secretary to the State Government, Mr Uche Onyeaguocha.

He urged all political appointees to write their hand-over notes and also return all government property in their custody.

He said that he would always cherish the support he got in the last seven months, adding that he sought to elevate merit, unity of purpose and transparency and inclusive approach to governance.

Ihedioha further stated that he restored dignity to Imo by setting a new roadmap for good governance which reversed its negative trajectory within a space of seven months.

“It is significant to note that Imo was looking good again; we were declared the least corrupt state in Nigeria and the state with the fastest-growing economy,” he said.

He said he ran a good race, fought battles and governed the state well, and regretted that the court truncated his mandate.

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Nwankwor Miracle
1 month ago

What a bad day and start 


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No doubt ok


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Ihedioha: supreme


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A shock and a blow


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Aneke Constance
1 month ago

Would it have been a shock if he was declared the winner?


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Joshua Arasomwan
1 month ago

The supreme court shocked them all, it was unexpected.


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Abel Daniel
1 month ago

So sad to hear


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A shock indeed


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The whole world is unfair 


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Mahmud Usman
1 month ago

Supreme Court verdict


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Obasan Ebunola
1 month ago

So shocking and surprising


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Court verdict a rude


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Ruse shock


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Faith Ugochukwu
1 month ago

That most be so bad


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Elisha Ambisiudi
1 month ago

U mean a rude shock


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This was unexpected


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Yvonne Ikoku
1 month ago

Get with the programme quick..


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Supreme Court verdict


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Nnaji Obumneme
1 month ago

Supreme verdict in Nigeria 


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Okafor Ebuka
1 month ago

He did well


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