- APC national leader, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has issued a note of warning to new Imo state governor, Hope Uzodinma
- Tinubu told Uzodinma not to declare war on those who opposed him before the Supreme Court gave him the mandate on Tuesday, January 14
- Already, Governor Uzodinma has ordered the probe of three of his predecessors
The national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, has congratulated the Imo state governor, Hope Uzodinma, on his victory at the Supreme Court.
Tinubu said his felicitation goes to the people of Imo state and all Nigerians who believe in justice and seek the truth.
In a statement released on Wednesday, January 15, Tinubu said the court in a proper and fair decision declared Uzodinma as the rightful governor of Imo state was indeed a victory for truth and justice in Nigeria.
Tinubu said the plot of enemies of democracy would have denied Uzodinma the office the people of Imo had chosen him to fill.
He said it is imperative that this injustice is corrected and in line with its responsibility, the Supreme Court carefully reviewed the case.
Tinubu said: "Recognising the obvious impropriety and unfairness of the exclusion, the apex court objectively and impartially ruled in favour of the people and in support of democracy."
"The Supreme Court prudently and judiciously rose to the occasion as the defender of our constitution by rendering the only judgment that could protect the democratic rights and the collective will of the people of Imo state," the APC national leader said.
He said the decision underscores the role of the courts in safeguarding democracy and bolsters public faith in the integrity of our judiciary to fulfil this vital mission.
Tinubu said: "Yesterday’s decision proves that the Court has both impartiality and the integrity to pursue justice and follow the evidence wherever it may lead."
While commending Governor Uzodinma for his determination in pursuing this case to the end, Tinubu said the time has come for the people of Imo to unite and work towards a brighter future under the new state government.
"For the new governor, the real work begins now. The governor must dedicate himself to establishing a government that transforms the fortunes of the people."
"I urge Senator Uzodinma to reach out to those who opposed him. He must let them know that he bears no grudges and seeks only good for all people of the state," he added.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the Imo state government has clarified the controversy over the viral picture circulating online does not in any way represent the mood of former governor Emeka Ihedioha.
The outgoing Imo state government said the picture was taken on Friday, December 20 2019, when the then-governor received the body of his departed commissioner for environment, late Tony Okere, at the council chambers.
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