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Ohanaeze Ndigbo beg Imo citizens to give up protests, accept Uzodinma as governor



Uche Okwukwu, the Secretary-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has called on the people of Imo State to accept in good faith last week’s Supreme Court judgment that removed PDP’s Governor Emeka Ihedioha and brought in Senator Hope Uzodinma of APC as the governor of the state.

The apex Igbo socio-cultural group made the call while speaking with a correspondent of Punch in a telephone interview, claimed that Ihedioha’s ouster by the Supreme Court judgment was not the first, recalling that many governors were sacked in the past without the any form of protest.

“It is in the interest of our people to accept the judgment in good faith. This is not the first time the Supreme Court has sacked a governor. The Supreme Court sacked Ngige, there was no protest; the Supreme Court sacked Omehia, there was no protest.” Okwukwu said.

“The court sacked Osunbor in Edo State, there was no protest; the court sacked Andy Uba to bring Peter Obi, there was no protest. Court sacked the governors of Ekiti, Ondo, Osun, there was no protest; court has consistently sacked governors across the country. We appeal to all to sheathe their swords and accept the Supreme Court judgment on Imo State governorship election. Ndigbo need peace and development. God gave Hope (Uzodinma) to Imo people.”

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