- Ohanaeze Ndigbo has announced its support for the new governor of Imo state Hope Uzodinma
- The group said its analysis of the Supreme Court's verdict on the Imo state election shows that Uzodinma's mandate was restored in line with the extant laws of the land
- According to Ohanaeze Ndigbo, its support for Governor Uzodinma is both morally and formally justifiable
The Imo state chapter of Ohanaeze Ndigbo has thrown its weight behind the verdict of January 14, by the Supreme Court of Nigeria which declared Hope Uzodinma as the winner of the Io state election.
The president of the chapter, Ezechi Chukwu, while speaking in Owerri said an analysis by the Ohanaeze Ndigbo has shown that Uzodinma's mandate was restored in line with the extant laws of the land.
Speaking alongside other members of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo executives, Chukwu said from their analysis, Uzodinma dully contested the election in accordance with the electoral act.
“His post-election recourse to the judiciary for redress is constitutional and equally in consonance with the extant laws of the land, his fundamental human rights are equally harmonious with the charters of the various international organizations," Chukwu said.
He said the Imo state chapter of Ohanaeze Ndigbo upholds strongly at 360 degrees, the election of Uzodinma as pronounced by the Supreme Court.
“Our support for Governor Uzodinma is both morally and formally justifiable because the judiciary which upheld his mandate is the heartbeat of our democratic institution and the temporal last hope of the common man," he said.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the traditional rulers from Owerri North local government area of the state had called on the former governor Emeka Ihedioha to withdraw his suit against Governor Uzodinma.
The traditional rulers said the suit filed by Ihedioha at the Supreme Court should be withdrawn in the interest of the people of the state.
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