Supreme Court verdict: Imo citizens lock down Owerri, demands justice for Ihedioha

Supreme Court verdict: Imo citizens lock down Owerri, demands justice for Ihedioha

- Imolites are not backing down in their quest to have Emeka Ihedioha back as their governor

- On a daily basis, thousands of residents in the state troop to the streets to protest the verdict of the Supreme Court

- The apex court had sacked Ihedioha as governor in a controversial verdict that has sparked widespread outrage

The massive protests in Owerri, the Imo state capital has continued after the controversial verdict by the Supreme Court ousting Emeka Ihedioha as the governor.

Since the apex court's verdict, residents of the state have trooped out almost on a daily basis protesting what they say is an injustice to Ihedioha and the people of Imo.

On Wednesday, February 12, popular entertainer, Charles Oputa jnr also known as Charly Boy, joined thousands of Imolites who took to the streets demanding justice.

Supreme Court verdict: Imo citizens lock down Owerri, demands justice for Ihedioha

Charly Boy joined thousands of Imolites who took to the streets demanding justice. Photo credit: Ihedioha media team
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The protests were held despite threats by the incumbent governor, Senator Hope Uzodinma, that he won't tolerate some processions in the state any longer.

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Uzodinma's pronouncement might have irked many Imolites as Wednesday's protest witnessed the highest number of people so far since the processions started.

Ihedioha has since filed an application asking the Supreme Court to set aside its verdict that installed Uzodinma as the new governor of the state.

Over 30 lawyers led by a former Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) Kanu Agabi are on Ihedioha's team.

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Meanwhile, a pro-Biafra group, Biafra Zionists Federation on Tuesday, February 4 gave Governor Uzodinma a 14-day ultimatum to vacate office.

The separatist group gave the ultimatum through its leader, Benjamin Onwuka wh described Uzodinma as “an impostor who will never enjoy the support of Imo people owing to lack of legitimacy.”

“Our position is that a man who could not win even one local government area cannot preside over the affairs of Imo people,” Onwuka declared.

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