The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has expressed shock over the judgement of the Supreme Court on the Imo state governorship election stressing that the future of the folks of Imo state is being taken from the governor they selected.
The get together in an announcement by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, mentioned it’s nonetheless shocked on the judgment, describing it as yet one more very unhappy commentary on the nation’s democratic order.
The PDP questioned the judgement, questioning how a candidate, who got here fourth within the election, all of a sudden bought the nod from the apex courtroom.
“The Party finds it difficult to understand how Senator Hope Uzodinma/APC, who came 4th in the March 9, 2019 governorship election, with just 96,458 votes, will suddenly, by the token of the judgment of the Supreme Court, defeats Gov Emeka Ihedioha/PDP that scored 276,404 votes.
“In fact, the PDP and indeed, most Nigerians are still at a loss as to understand the basis upon which the Supreme Court arrived at its decision.
“The party says it is lamentable that the destiny of the people of Imo state is being taken from the governor they chose and voted for and handed over to individuals and a political party that do not have their blessing and mandate and which they rejected at the election.”
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It added that the steadiness already achieved by the Ihedioha-led authorities will now be jeopardized.
“The people of Imo state are now confronted with the challenge of having a government that they cannot identify with and which cannot connect with them, having not emanated from them.
“Moreover, all the gains, including the development and stability already achieved by the people-based government, under Governor Emeka Ihedioha/PDP administration in the state are now heavily jeopardized.”
The get together requested its stakeholders within the state to stay united and calm, and await additional instruction from the nationwide management on the event.