There was a protest in many
states around the country since yesterday (Sunday) coming from members from of
the Peoples Democratic party as a result of what they alleged as manipulation of judgment sacking imo state
governor Emeka Ihedioha by the supreme court and the declaration of Hope
uzodinma of the All Progressive Congress APC.
These Developments however attracted
protest in Imo, Taraba, Abia and Ogun state; urging the court to reverse itself
and declare ihedioha the winner.
In imo, major roads were
blocked to show their grievances as security personnel’s were seen positioned
in strategic places and location with the understanding of forestalling breaking the
law and order.
Henry Nwawuba, a member of House
of Representatives who spoke to journalists alleged that the Supreme Court justices
had murdered democracy
He Remarked: the Supreme
Court must redeem the judiciary since the judgment was delivered, the state
has become a graveyard unlike what happened when the PDP holds sway.
“There is no basis for
court justices to give victory to a candidate who came fourth at the election,
if you ask me; this action remains a mystery to many of us”
While in Taraba state, the PDP chairman Mr Victor Bala-Kona condemned
the alleged injustice coming from the supreme court.
His Word: The PDP in Taraba
state stand with the people of imo state and our governor who was removed
forcefully by the supreme court in all the step being taken to reserve this
in Abia state, the PDP Ask Supreme Court to
reverse its self over the removal ihedioha as the governor of imo state
there is anxiety in Bauchi, Benue, Sokoto and Kano states following the tension
created in view of the Supreme Court’s judgment on the governorship elections
in the two states billed to be delivered today (Monday).
elders in the Bauchi under the aegis of the Coalition of Elders for Peace and
Good Governance in Bauchi State appealed to the people to remain calm.
made the appeal in a statement on Sunday signed by Sarkin Arewan Bauchi, Alhaji
Hassan Sharif, and 19 others.
said, “As elders, we foresee the danger in crises, and we won’t like a situation
where the generation of our unborn children suffer because of the inactions of
some unscrupulous elements within our midst.
on this basis that we call on the good citizens of Bauchi State to maintain the
tempo they are known for by accepting whatever decision the Supreme Court may
make as Bauchi should be our first priority.”
Bauchi State Government had expressed confidence that Governor Bala Mohammed
would emerge victoriously.
Commissioner for Information and Communications, Dr Ladan Salihu, stated this
in an interview with journalists in Abuja on Saturday
said the apex court’s judgment sacking Emeka Ihedioha as the governor of Imo
State, would not have any negative effect on Bala’s election.
also said Bala, who returned to the country from a “routine medical trip” to
the United Kingdom on Saturday was not bed-ridden as being insinuated.
the governor would attend the Supreme Court’s hearing on Monday.
judgment on the appeal arising from the last gubernatorial election in Imo State, a seven-member panel of the Supreme Court, led by the Chief Justice of Nigeria,
Justice Tanko Muhammad had sacked Ihedioha of the Peoples Democratic Party and
replaced him with Hope Uzodinma of the All Progressives Congress.