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Protest hit Owerri, Imo capital over Ihedioha’s removal

Protest hit Owerri, Imo capital over Ihedioha’s removal 


Following the shocking removal of Emeka Ihedioha as the Governor of Imo State, Protesters on Sunday took to the streets of Owerri, Imo State capital, to show their grievances over the Supreme Court judgement that sacked Emeka Ihedioha as the governor of the state

The court said All Progressives Congress’s Hope Uzodinma was validly elected governor of the state in the election held in 2019.

The court held that the lower court erred in law when it rejected evidence tendered before it that votes due to from 388 polling units were not credited to APC and Uzodinma.

The court also ordered the immediate swearing-in of Uzodinma as the lawful winner of the March 9, 2019 governorship election in Imo State.

But the judgement, according to the protesters, most of whom dressed in black clothes, was a travesty.

In his reaction to the judgement, Ihedioha insisted he won the election without any malpractices.

He claimed that the Supreme Court verdict would not strengthen Nigeria’s democracy.

“It is not about Emeka Ihedioha, it is not about Imo State,” Ihedioha said.

“It is about tomorrow. Do you go into an electoral process without having an idea? It has to be resolved one way or the other. We are waiting for answers, and I believe there will be answers. The verdict will not reduce my patriotism and commitment to democracy.”

However, Uzodinma, favoured by the judgement, said the judgement reinforced his belief in the capacity of the country’s judiciary

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