APC hails Supreme Court judgement on Imo guber polls
From Victor Akinkuolie, Ado-Ekiti
The Ekiti State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has hailed the Tuesday Supreme Court judgement that sacked Emeka Ihedioha as the governor of Imo state.
The party said it was not surprised by the judgement which declared Senator Hope Uzodinma the actual winner of the 2019 Imo State Governorship poll.
In a telephone conversation with newsmen in Ado-Ekiti on Thursday the APC State chairman, Paul Omotosho, described the victory as a confirmation that the party remains the best option for Nigerians.
The Ekiti APC said it was convinced that their party won the election, but was robbed of victory through connivance between the Independent National Electoral Commission and the People’s Democratic Party(PDP).
Also declaring Imo State as the stronghold of the ruling party, the chairman, Senate Committee on Judiciary , said the outstanding judgement, had put another burden on the INEC on the need to tidy up electoral system to prevent subjecting actual winners of elections to rigour of turtuous judicial battles.
The Senator representing Ekiti Central Senatorial District, congratulated the APC for this enigmatic judicial pronouncement that will enhance the entrenchment of the APC in the Southeast political enclave.
The Supreme Court had on Tuesday nullified the election of the PDP candidate and former Governor of Imo State, Hon. Emeka Ihedioha and installed Uzodinma as the new governor of the state.
Omotosho, who spoke through the party’s Publicity Secretary, Hon Ade Ajayi said: “We were not surprised at the verdict of the apex court, because APC won the election but for connivance between INEC and the PDP, our victory was upturned.