…As Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Worldwide congratulates Uzodinma on Supreme Court victory***
President Muhammadu Buhari has commended the Supreme Court for the `courage and perseverance’ to return Sen. Hope Uzodinma of the All Progressives Congress (APC) winner of the March 9, 2019 governorship election in Imo.
The President made the commendation while reacting to Tuesday’s Supreme Court judgment that sacked Emeka Ihedioha of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as Governor of Imo State and declared Uzodinma winner.
President Buhari said: “The road to justice may be long and tortuous, but it is the best path for anyone aggrieved.
“Under the new administration, a new journey to build a new Imo with new energy is about to begin. In this outcome, it is the people of Imo State who have emerged victorious.”
In congratulating the new governor, the president urged Uzodinma to promote the ideals of the APC and unite the state by running an inclusive administration.
The Supreme Court in a unanimous judgment on Tuesday sacked Ihedioha as Governor of Imo State, and declared Hope Uzodinma winner.
A seven-man panel of the apex court in its decision held that Ihedioha did not win majority of votes cast at the March 9, 2019 governorship election.
In the Judgment delivered by Justice Kudirat Kekere-Ekun, the court accordingly ordered the INEC to withdraw the Certificate of Return issued to Ihedioha and issue a fresh Certificate of Return to the candidate of the APC on grounds that he won majority of the lawful votes cast at the election.
The court also ordered the immediate swearing in of Uzodinma as lawful winner of the March 9, 2019 governorship election in Imo State.
In a related development, the Youth Wing of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide has congratulated Sen. Hope Uzodimma on his Supreme Court victory on Tuesday, saying that it is a ‘victory well deserved’.
It said that the Supreme Court had once again reassured the masses that the court remained the last hope of the common man.
The National Publicity Secretary of the group, Chief Osmond Nkeoma made this known in a statement he made available to newsmen in Owerri on Tuesday.
He thanked God for the success of Uzodinma of the All Progressives Congress (APC) at the apex court maintaining that the former senator was a man so much loved by the Imo people.
He said that Igbo youths had no doubt in the capacity of Uzodinma to deliver the true dividends of democracy to the people of the state.
The group expressed gratitude to God for the victory and called on all Imo people to join hands and support the new governor whom they described as an `experienced lawmaker’.
They said he was also prepared to confront the challenges facing the state.
The Supreme Court on Tuesday sacked Chief Emeka Ihedioha of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the governor of the state and declared Uzodinma as the winner of the March 9, 2019 gubernatorial election.