Emeka Ihedioha, former governor of Imo state, has accused the supreme court docket of subverting the need of the folks of Imo state.
Talking in his final handle as governor, Ihedioha stated, My pricey good folks of Imo State, I handle you as we speak, following latest developments affecting our pricey state, and particularly the Supreme Court judgement of 14th January 2020.
In my relationship with you as Governor of Imo , I had employed common consultations and dialogue as a instrument of political discourse. This informs this plan of action.
I’m reporting again to you our nice Imo folks on the destiny of the mandate you freely gave to me as Governor and Engr. Gerald Irona as Deputy Governor. This mandate has now been truncated and lower brief by the Supreme Court, in contravention of the need of the folks.
We will at all times cherish the super goodwill and help you gave us as we grappled with organising a brand new administration to rebuild a state that was devastated by unhealthy governance.
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Within the final seven months we sought to raise advantage, unity of objective, honesty, transparency and an inclusive method to governance, because the hallmarks of our administration. We sought to revive as soon as once more, the delight and dignity of Imo folks. We labored very exhausting to re-engineer the Imo renaissance. However God is aware of why he has allowed this present state of affairs.
Little question, yesterdays Supreme Court verdict, got here to us as a impolite shock and shock contemplating the info on floor, authorized priority and clear verdict of Imo Individuals on March 9 2019, that returned me as Governor with the best legitimate votes of 273,404
I don’t agree with the judgement of the Supreme Court. I believe it’s unfair, unjust and doesn’t mirror the voting that came about throughout the elections. It additionally didnt deal with the sensibilities of the folks of Imo State. However as true democrats, Engr Gerald Irona and I’ve no choice however to respect the end result of that judgement.