- Hope Uzodinma's victory at the Supreme Court has reunited the new Imo governor with his political enemy, Rochas Okorocha
- Uzodinma's victory also reunited Okorocha with the APC national chairman, Oshiomhole after their clash during the party's primaries in 2019
- Okorocha had worked against Uzodinma in the election as he threw his weight behind his son-in-law, Uche Nwosu, who contested the guber election on the platform of another party
The victory of Hope Uzodinma at the Supreme Court has reunited the new Imo state governor with his political enemy, Rochas Okorocha, and the national chairman of the ruling party, Adams Oshiomhole.
The APC primaries that produced Uzodinma as the candidate of the party had torn the Imo state chapter of the party apart.
The former Imo state governor, Okorocha, had wanted his son-in-law, Uche Nwosu, to succeed him as the next governor of the state.
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Following Nwosu's failure to secure the party's ticket, Okorocha withdrew his support for the APC threw his weight behind Nwosu who had crossed to the Action Alliance (AA) to contest the election as its flagbearer.
Okorocha who is now representing Imo West at the Senate also tacked Oshjiomhole then, accusing him of causing the crisis that ensued from the party’s primaries.
However, after months of legal battle, the Supreme Court has declared Uzodinma as the validly elected governor and sacked Emeka Ihedioha.
The surprise victory reunited the three key APC stakeholders as they were seen jubilating and rejoicing together in a video shared on the official Twitter page of the United Kingdom (UK)'s chapter of the APC.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that President Buhari described the judgement of the Supreme Court jdugement as a well-deserved victory” to the APC and its gubernatorial candidate, Uzodinma.
The president also commended the Supreme Court for its "courage and perseverance” in the decision to return Uzodinma's mandate.
A statement by Garba Shehu, the presidential spokesperson, quoted the president as saying: “The road to justice may be long and tortuous, but it is the best path for anyone aggrieved."
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