- Residents of Imo state are anxious over the announcement by the Supreme Court that it would deliver judgment on the Imo state governorship election
- The governorship victory of Emeka Ihedioha from the PDP is being challenged by Hope Uzodinma of the APC
- The anxiety in the state is heightened by the recent prediction of Rev Father Ejike Mbaka that Uzodinma will take over leadership in the state from the incumbent PDP-led government of Ihedioha
Anxiety gripped residents of Imo state after the Supreme Court announced that it would on Monday, January 13, deliver judgment on the petition challenging the declaration of Emeka Ihedioha as the governor of the state.
The governorship victory of Emeka Ihedioha from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is being challenged by Hope Uzodinma of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The Nation reports that while the APC and the PDP have expressed the confidence that their candidates would win the case, many politicians and residents of the state are anxious ahead of the verdict due to the recent prediction by Rev Father Ejike Mbaka who had said in his prophecy that Uzodinma will take over reins of leadership in the state from the incumbent PDP-led government of Ihedioha.
The newspaper stated that both party members and supporters have resorted to divine help by consulting prayer houses ahead of the judgment.
A top PDP official who did not want to be named reportedly admitted that there was anxiety among members of his party over the case, but noted that the party was optimistic of securing victory at the Supreme Court.
On the other side of the divide, the APC also expressed confidence that it will win the case at the apex court. Barrister Enyinnaya Onuegbu, the party’s spokesperson in Imo state said the evidence so far shows that its candidate, Senator Uzodinma won the election.
The confidence of the APC is further boosted by the prediction of Rev Father Ejike Mbaka who had said in his prophecy that Uzodinma will become governor of Imo state.
Meanwhile, the presiding pastor of the Citadel Global Community Church the which used to be known as the Latter Rain Assembly, Tunde Bakare, has made some key clarification as to what he told President Muhammadu Buhari ahead of 2023.
Bakare, on Sunday, January 12, said that his comments on how President Buhari's successor should emerge was reported out of context and terribly misquoted, Daily Trust reports.
He said that he never suggested that President Buhari should handpick his successor in 2023.
The cleric stated that he believes, like other well-meaning Nigerians, that free and fair election is the only proper medium of transiting power from one democratic government to another.
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