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Let’s Develop Imo Together, Uzodinma Tells Opposition After Supreme Court Verdict

A file picture of Governor Hope Uzodinma.



The Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma, has known as on members of the opposition occasion within the state to hitch the motion to make the state higher.

He made the decision on Tuesday in an interview with reporters in Owerri, the Imo State capital in south-east Nigeria.

The governor’s comment was in response to the decision of the Supreme Courtroom on the applying to assessment its judgement on the March 9, 2019 governorship election within the state.

Within the go well with, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Social gathering (PDP), Emeka Ihedioha requested the court docket to re-examine its judgement which eliminated him from workplace after about 10 months.

Ihedioha faulted the declaration of Uzodinma because the Imo State governor and requested the court docket to return him again into workplace.

The applying was, nevertheless, dismissed in a majority judgement of a seven-man panel of judges led by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad.

Six of the judges on the panel agreed with the apex court docket’s verdict whereas Justice Chima Nweze gave a dissenting judgment, stressing that the choice must be reviewed.


Justice Nweze held that the court docket has the facility to overrule itself in a state of affairs the place such a judgment was not seen to have met the justice of the case.

He stated Uzodinma misled the court docket in arriving on the judgment which eliminated Ihedioha from workplace, saying there was no proof that the governor happy the required unfold to have been declared the winner of the election.

The choose knowledgeable his colleagues on the panel that the judgment upholding Uzodinma’s victory within the election would proceed to hang-out Nigeria’s electoral jurisprudence.

Moments after the judgement, Uzodinma stated the decision mirrored the true emotions of the individuals of Imo state who voted him into workplace.

He additionally counseled the judiciary for standing by the reality and promised that his administration would proceed to ship good governance and prosperity to the individuals of the state.

Governor Uzodinma known as on his political opponents to shut ranks and be a part of him in growing the state within the curiosity of the individuals.

He added that as the one state within the South East with the All Progressives Congress (APC) in energy, he would embark on political evangelism to make sure the occasion wins extra states within the area.

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