- Governor Hope Uzodimma of Imo state has called for those continuously labeling him as a Supreme Court governor to be sanctioned
- The governor made the request in a petition sent to the NJC, the minister of justice and the National Assembly
- Uzodimma asked the authorities to stop supporters of the PDP from making such statements
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Governor Hope Uzodimma of Imo state has called for those continuously labeling him as a Supreme Court governor to be sanctioned by the appropriate authorities.
According to This Day newspaper, Uzodimma in a petition asked the National Judicial Council (NJC), the Attorney General of the Federation and minister of justice (AGF), Abubakar Malami, and the leadership of the National Assembly to prosecute those calling him Supreme Court governor.
The petition asked the authorities to stop Ogubundu Nwadike, the spokesperson of the Imo state chapter of the Democratic Party (PDP), from making such statements.
The governor described the tag, Supreme Court governor, as propaganda designed to incite the people of the state to disregard the judiciary.
Meanwhile, the immediate past governor of Imo state, Emeka Ihedioha and his predecessor, Rochas Okorocha, have been indicted for allegedly misappropriating of N214 billion of local government funds.
Vanguard reported that the probe panel was set up by the Imo state government led by Governor Hope Uzodinma, to investigate the finances of local government councils.
Legit.ng gathered that the auditor general of local government and chieftaincy affairs had earlier in the year indicated the same Ihedioha’s administration of misappropriating N19.3 billion also from local government funds.
The report said that on Thursday, July 23, while submitting the report of the investigating panel, to Governor Uzodinma, the chairman, Eze Duruiheoma (SAN), disclosed that a whopping N214 billion of local government funds was either misappropriated or missing between 2011 and 2019.
In another news, the former governor of Imo state, Rochas Okorocha, has denied the allegation of forming an alliance with the state's immediate ex-governor, Emeka Ihedioha, to sack Governor Hope Uzodinma.
The Nation reports that the allegation was levelled against him by the director-general of Imo APC Media Centre, Cajetan Duke.
Duke had accused Uche Nwosu, Okorocha's son-in-law of being responsible for a suit challenging the victory of Governor Uzodinma by claiming to have been validly nominated by the APC as its 2019 governorship candidate.
The APC chieftain claimed Nwosu was asking the court to declare the candidate of PDP, Ihedioha as the governor of the state.
However, Okorocha in his reaction said the All Progressives Congress (APC) administration in the state is a house he built at the risk of his political career, stating he would do nothing to bring it down.
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