Emeka Ihedioha, the sacked governor of Imo State, says the Supreme Court judgment that declared Hope Uzodinma winner of the just concluded gubernatorial election came to him as a “rude shock”.
It was reported earlier that Supreme Court sacked the sitting governor Emeka Ihedioha and said Hope Uzodinma was the winner of the March 9 election.
Reacting to the judgment in a statement on Wednesday in Owerri, Ihedioha said: “The judgment did not reflect the wishes of the people as expressed on election day; it is unfair.”
I do not agree with the judgment because it did not take care of the sensibility of the people, but my Deputy, Mr. Gerald Irona, and I have no option but to accept the outcome of the verdict.
No doubt, yesterday’s judgment came to us as a rude shock considering the facts on the ground, the legal precedence, and the people’s mandate,” he added.