- Imo massive protest: Uzodinma cries out, begs Buhari govt to intervene
- Supreme Court Mistakenly Declared Uzodinma Governor Imo State – New Facts Emerge
- Supreme Court ruling not Final, Falana tell Ihedioha, PDP what to do and win back Imo State
More revelation has continued to come out, how supreme court sneak Hope Uzodimma of APC as governor of Imo state.
A twitter handle identify as Jackson Ude, has describes the Judiciary in Nigeria as dead. It is now all about cash and carry.
He said, agents working for Tanko and his rogue colleagues at the Supreme Court allegedly demanded for N2.5billion from Emeka Ihedioha and he refused.
They showed Hope Uzodinma a favorable judgement and he paid N2.5billion.
Judging on his tweet, Emeka Ihedioha refused to compromise Ndi Imo future because he has the interest of his people at heart to work for a good governance.
Supreme court removing Ihedioha and declared Uzodimma as governor was surprised and shocked to many people who has been demanding supreme court reverse the judgement.
Meanwhile, the people’s democratic party has staged a nationwide protest calling supreme court to reverse the American wonder judgment.
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Imo massive protest: Uzodinma cries out, begs Buhari govt to intervene
Imo State Governor, Sen. Hope Uzodinma, has decried the nationwide protest organised by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), rejecting the Supreme Court judgement that declared him the governor of the state.
Uzodinma made the remark on Monday, while addressing supporters of the All Progressives Congress (APC), who occupied the streets of Owerri, in a solidarity rally for the party.
He appealed to the President Muhammadu Buhari Government to call the PDP and its supporters to order, saying that the situation could degenerate to anarchy, if not checked.
He further called on Imo residents to go about their normal businesses without fear of harassment and described the Supreme Court victory as divine, NAN reports.
He said: “I am calling on the Federal Government to look into issues concerning the protest and caution the PDP against possible anarchy.
“I call on you to go about your businesses without any fear of harassment.
“My victory is divine and only God can remove me from office because I credibly won the election as has been affirmed by the highest court of our land.”
Supreme Court Mistakenly Declared Uzodinma Governor Imo State – New Facts Emerge
YIAGA Africa, on Thursday, has said that the Supreme Court inflated the number of votes in its judgement on the March 9, 2019, Governorship election in Imo State, by 92,597 votes.
The nation’s Apex Court, had on Tuesday, declared Senator Hope Uzodinma, of the All Progressives Congress, APC, as the winner of the election in the State, after sacking Chief Emeka Ihedioha, of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP.
The court also ordered INEC to withdraw the Certificate of Return, CoR, issued to Ihedioha, a former Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, and issue same to Uzodinma, a former Chairman, Senate Committee on Aviation.
Reacting to the judgement, the Executive Director of YIAGA Africa, Samson Itodo, said that while the full judgement of the Supreme Court on Imo is being awaited, the Returning Officer of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, should not have made a declaration, because the PDP Candidate did not fulfill the constitutional requirements.
According to him, that election was meant to be declared inconclusive, but he went ahead to make a declaration.
“The Supreme Court relied on results from over 300 polling units, where @inecnigeria declined to certify results, due to irregularities, none use of the Smart Card Readers, and violence. How come only two parties were on the results sheets from the over 366 polling units, in an election with 70 Candidates?
“This is the official results for the Imo State Governorship election, before the Supreme Court judgement: total no of polling units = 3,523; total no of accredited voters = 823,743; total no of valid votes = 714,355; total no of rejected votes = 25,130; and total votes cast = 739,485.
“The difference between the total no of accredited voters and total votes cast is 84,258. This includes cancelled votes and those areas where Smart Card Readers were not used. Based on INEC’s results, the gap between the PDP and APC Candidates is 176,946 votes. From the Supreme Court’s judgment, its appears the APC Candidate secured more than 176,969 votes from the 388 polling units, to win the election.
“Let us work with 176,969, pending the release of the Supreme Court results. 176,969 votes + 739,485 (total votes cast) = 916,431, exceeding the total number of accredited voters in the election, which stood at 823,834. Why the difference of 92,597 votes?” Itodo said.
He stated further that in Zamfara State, the Supreme Court declared APC’s votes as wasted, and ordered INEC to collate the valid votes, and determine the winners where the thresholds were met, and wonder why did the Supreme Court proceeded to collate and declare a winner in Imo?
His words: “Can the Supreme Court tell us the number of accredited voters, rejected and cancelled votes. Can the Supreme Court tell us the locations of the 388 PUs where results were not reflected, so a comparison can be made with the original results declared by INEC?”
He lamented that the Judiciary is setting a bad precedence for the nation’s elections.
Supreme Court ruling not Final, Falana tell Ihedioha, PDP what to do and win back Imo State
A human rights lawyer and activist, Femi Falana, SAN, during an interview with newsmen in Lagos on Monday said that if members of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) are not satisfied with the ruling of the apex court removing Emeka Ihedioha as governor of Imo State, they could go back to the apex court and ask it to take another look at the judgment, adding that protests is not the solution.
Falana was reacting to the protests rocking the South-East and the Federal Capital Territory. He said rather than protesting against the judgment on the streets, the party could go back to the supreme Court if they so wish.
However, as supporters of the PDP continue to protest against the judgment of the Supreme Court removing Emeka Ihedioha as governor of Imo State, a truck conveying protester to Abuja tumbled this morning in Abuja, resulting in many of the protesters injured. The incident occurred at the Transcorp Hilton Junction, as the truck driver made a swift turn.
The protesters were on their way to the Supreme Court to express their remonstrations against the ruling of the Supreme Court.
However, protests rocked the South-East yesterday over the removal. In Anambra State, the protesters, dressed in black gave a seven-day ultimatum to the apex court to reverse itself, alleging that Ihedioha was wrongfully removed. They gathered at the People’s Democratic Party Secretariat at Udoka Housing Estate in Awka and marched through the Enugu-Onitsha Expressway, Aroma Junction, Alex Ekwueme Square up to Federal High Court, Awka, chanting pro-Ihedioha songs and expressing their anger at the Supreme Court judges.