The apex Igbo Socio-cultural group, Ohanaeze Nd’Igbo, has called on the people of Imo State to accept the Supreme Court judgement that removed Emeka Ihedioha and brought in Hope Uzodinma as the governor of the state in good faith.
The Secretary General of the group, Uche Okechukwu, made the call while speaking with The Punch in a telephone interview.
Ohaneze Nd’Igbo said Ihedioha’s ouster by the Supreme Court judgement was not the first, recalling that many governors were sacked in the past without any form of protest.
He said: “It is in the interest of our people to accept the judgement in good faith. This is not the first time the Supreme Court has sacked a governor. The Supreme Court sacked Ngige, there was no protest; the Supreme Court sacked Omehia, there was no protest.
“The court sacked Osunbor in Edo State, there was no protest; the court sacked Andy Uba to bring Peter Obi, there was no protest. Court sacked the governors of Ekiti, Ondo, Osun, there was no protest; court has consistently sacked governors across the country.
“We appeal to all to sheathe their swords and accept the Supreme Court judgement on Imo State governorship election. Nd’Igbo need peace and development. God gave Hope (Uzodinma) to Imo people.”