The Imo State Government said it is aware of a plot by members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state to stage protests on Thursday and for which they have imported thugs from neighbouring states into Owerri.
The All Progressives Congress and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) were at polar opposites on Tuesday in their reactions to the Supreme Court judgement that upheld the 14 January verdict that ousted Emeke Ihedioha as the governor and declared Hope Uzodinma as the replacement.
Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka on Tuesday disowned a report claiming that he has been engaged to serve on a monitoring team regarding a forthcoming Supreme Court Review of the case between Governor Hope Uzodinma and Emeka Ihedioha in Imo State.
The Supreme Court of Nigeria has since its decision on the Imo state governorship tussle on 14 January, 2020 found itself in the eyes of the storm. In the decision, the candidate of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP), Emeka Ihedioha was sacked from office as Imo governor and replaced with candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC), Hope Uzondinma who scored the fourth position in the polls. Uzodinma challenged the election result on account of some polling units that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) cancelled which he claimed were his strongholds.
Massive protest rocked Imo State on Wednesday as thousands of supporters of ousted governor, Emeka Ihedioha took over the streets demanding that the Supreme Court reverse itself and return their man as duly elected governor.
Ousted Imo state governor Chief Emeka Ihedioha is back in the Supreme Court, with a prayer to the justices to set aside the judgment they delivered on Jan. 14, nullifying his election and declaring Hope Uzodinma of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the winner.
After weeks of protest, sacked governor of Imo State, Emeka Ihedioha of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will on Monday (today) approach the Supreme Court for a review of its judgment on January 14, 2020, which declared Hope Uzodinma of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as governor of the state.
National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress Adams Oshiomhole said ousted Imo governor Emeka Ihedioha did not win the 9 March 2019 election and that the Supreme Court judgment was a remedy for the fraud.
The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) has released a statement cautioning the leader of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to stop acting like spoilt brats and tender an unreserved apology to the Chief Justice of Nigeria, the Supreme Court and Nigerians for their ''uncomplimentary comments'' since the January 14th Supreme court judgement sacking Emeka Ihedioha of the PDP as Imo state governor and replacing him with Hope Uzodinma of the APC.
Gov. Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State said on Tuesday that the sacking of Emeka Ihedioha (PDP) as Imo state governor by the Supreme Court rattled him momentarily as he had feared same fate might befall him.
Ousted governor of Imo, Mr Emeka Ihedioha in his second comment after the Supreme Court kicked him out of office, said the judiciary and the Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC) are the institutions now under trial.
Ousted governor of Imo, Emeka Ihedioha has expressed rude shock following the Supreme Court judgement on Tuesday that nullified his election and declared Senator Hope Uzodinma of the All Progressives Congress as the duly elected governor.
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 Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has expressed surprise at the judgment of the Supreme Court on the Imo state governorship election, describing it as 'yet another very sad commentary on Nigeria’s democratic order’.
Nigerians on twitter have reacted to the Supreme Court's judgment which sacked Emeka Ihedioha as governor of Imo State and declared Hope Uzodinma of the All Progressives Congress, APC, winner of the election.