The governor of Imo State, Senator Hope Uzodinma, on Saturday asked Emeka Ihedioha and the Peoples Democratic Party to forget about the 2019 governorship election in the state.
Uzodinma asked Ihedioha and the PDP to rather prepare for the 2023 governorship election and stop disturbing the peace of the state.
The governor who addressed a crowd of All Progressives Congress faithful who were on a solidarity match at the government house in Owerri said that his victory at the supreme court had been affirmed by the judiciary, the people of the state and God.
Uzodinma who was represented by his deputy, Prof. Placid Njoku, boasted that he would defeat Ihedioha again at the next election.
He said that the judgment declaring him the duly elected governor of the state by the whole seven jurists of the supreme court was in tandem with the country’s electoral act.
The governor wondered why Ihedioha who he said did not get one dissenting judgment would still be laying claims to the governorship of the state.
Uzodinma said that he was the true winner of the 2019 governorship election.
He said, “Tell our friends on the other side to prepare for the next election in 2023 if need be where they will fail again. The 2019 Imo governorship election has been decided by the apex court in our country. It has been decided by Imo people and it has been decided by God.
“Seven supreme court justices ruled that senator Hope Uzodinma was the duly elected governor of Imo state without any minority judgment. Our governor, senator Hope Uzodinma has asked me to thank you for standing for truth and justice. Look at how you have been under this scorching sun to protect justice. Senator Hope Uzodinma appreciates all these and he is not distracted. ”
The APC caretaker committee chairman in the state, Marconi Nlemigbo, said that the South East was happy to have an APC governor.
He said that the Igbo are now closer to the 2023 political arrangements, nationally.