Members and supporters of the opposition, the People’s Democratic Occasion (PDP) in Abia state, Sunday, staged a peaceful protest in Umuahia, the state money, condemning the the latest verdict of the Nigeria Supreme Court that sacked Hon. Emeka Ihedioha and mounted Senator Hope Uzodinma as the duly elected Governor of Imo point out throughout 2019 normal elections.
The protesting PDP supporters matched by way of significant streets in the condition funds, armed with placards with distinctive inscriptions, “Judiciary save our nascent democracy Can a tyrant chief allow justice to thrive ” Judiciary end currently being cowed by Gen Mohammed Buhari “Independent judiciary is sine qua non to justice” among many others.
The protest was led by the Abia State Performing Committee(SWC) of the Peoples Democratic Get together(PDP), Main Sam Onuigbo.
However, speaking to newsmen, Onuigbo termed on the judiciary, the Supreme Court docket, in specific, to reverse alone and restore its glory by reinstating Ihedioha as duly elected governor of Imo state.
“We remaining our several church buildings to march to the streets to express our anger and annoyance about the judgement. We are concerned simply because its result on the country and survival of democracy. It is about Nigeria and not Imo state, since an harm to a person is an harm to all, he explained.
According to him, the best Supreme Court should do is to reverse by itself incorporating that judges as human beings are certain to make faults and that no human remaining is outside of mistake.
He explained that what the Supreme Courtroom justices did was an mistake or oversight and that enabling their peculiar judgement to stand would volume severe dent on the judiciary and denying the persons their votes and proper to select who governs them.
Onuigbo even further explained the judgement as injurious to our nascent democracy able of destroying Nigeria’s democratic rule and that drastic motion need to be taken to restore self-confidence in the judiciary and safeguard the democracy.
The Abia point out PDP Chairman preserved that Imo folks duly elected Ihedioha as their governor and Supreme Courtroom really should respect that wish and give him back his mandate.
Every day Article recalls that the supreme court docket, in a unanimous final decision, very last Tuesday, ordered the Unbiased National Electoral Commission (INEC) to issue Uzodinma a certification of return.
A 7-gentleman panel, in its decision held that Ihedioha did not get the bulk of votes cast at the March 9, 2019 governorship election.
The judgment shipped by Justice Kudirat Kekere-Ekun, held that the candidate of the APC gained on grounds that he polled bulk of the lawful votes forged at the election.
The apex courtroom held that the reduce court erred in legislation when it turned down evidence tendered ahead of them to the extent that votes from 388 polling units had been not credited to APC and Hope Uzodinma.
Kekere-Ekun claimed with the outcome from the 388 polling units, the APC governorship prospect polled bulk lawful vote and ought to have been declared the winner of the election by INEC.
Very last Wednesday, the Chief Decide of Imo, Justice Pascal Nnadi, sworn in Senator Hope Uzodinma and Professor Placid Njoku as governor and Deputy governor of Imo Point out respectively.
The swearing-in ceremony was held at the Imo Condition Governing administration House, hours just after Senator Uzodinma gained his certificate of return from INEC in Abuja.