- Senator Hope Uzodinma has reacted to his victory at the Supreme Court
- The apex court had declared the 61-year old politician the duly elected governor of Imo
- Uzodinma who spoke through his media aide, Declan Emelumba, said that his stolen mandate has been restored
The newly-declared governor of Imo state, Senator Hope Uzodinma, has reacted to his victory at the Supreme Court.
Uzodinma, 61, who spoke through his media aide, Declan Emelumba, said that his stolen mandate has been restored by the apex court.
“My mandate given to me by the people of Imo state has been restored by the highest court in the land.
“This meant that the victory given to me by the people, but denied me, has been restored. I give glory and thanks to God Almighty,” Daily Trust quoted Uzodinma as saying.
Emelumba revealed that the new governor will arrive Imo tomorrow and address the people of the state upon his arrival.
Uzodinma, a former member of the Peoples Democratic Party Board of Trustees has tried unsuccessfully to be governor of Imo state on three occasions since 2003 before his recent victory.
He was elected senator for the Orlu (Imo West) constituency of Imo state in the April 2011 general elections under the PDP but later defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Recall that a Catholic priest, Reverend Father Ejike Mbaka, had predicted that Uzodinma would be declared the winner of the contest.
Father Mbaka had made the declaration late Tuesday, December 31 during his passover night ministration.
The priest declared that the APC will take over the leadership from the PDP-led government of Rt. Hon Emeka Ihedioha.
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