News of Governor Okorocha’s victory at the supreme court today threw the entire state into a jubilation galore. Supporters gathered in large numbers as they rejoiced and commended the Supreme court in their ruling. The three man panel led by Justice Ibrahim Tanko Mohammed unanimously dismissed the appeal filed by the Peoples Democratic party and their governorship candidate, Chief Ikedi Ohakim . The judgement was read by Justice Sylvester Nwali Ngwuta Also on the panel was former first lady of Rivers State, Justice Mary Peter-Odili.
Speaking exclusively with IMO STATE BLOG, Chief of Staff to the Governor, Prince Eze Madumere expressed his gratitude to God for the validation of Governor Okorocha’s mandate by the Supreme Court.
Today is a real validation of the people mandate. We went through the lower courts and now, the Supreme Court which is the highest court in the land has re-aaffirmed that Gov. Rochas Okorocha is the duly elected Governor of Imo State. Having said that and despite we have proved his case abinitio , the Governor did not relent in his commitments. Take a look at the massive work being done all over the State. . . . This is a visionary Governor that has a vision for the people of Imo State and we give God the glory for the validation. It shows that both the Law and the people were on our side.
We give God the glory indeed. Commisioner for Information & Strategy , Dr. Obinna Duruji had this to say:
Owelle remains the God sent Governor of Imo State. In stricking out the appeal, the Court stated that the Court of Appeal written judgement was delivered on the 73rd day instead of within 60 days per Section 285 of the Nigerian Constitution as amended . In other words, it was 13 days outside the mandatory period allowed. Now that the Supreme Court has finally settled the issue of election, I urge the fragile and confused opposition in the State to pocket its pride and join the Owelle revolution so that Imo will be better to the glory of God.
Mr. Chinedu Offor, the Senior Special Assistant to Governor Okorocha on Media also spoke with IMO STATE BLOG.
The judgement is a reaffirmation of the divine mandate given by God through the votes of all Imolites.
His Excellency invites all Imolites, including former Gov. Ohakim to join him in the rapid development and transformation of Imo into a model state. “
Ladies and Gentlemen, this brings an end to long drawn legal tussle. A battle well fought till the end. Thumbs up to the Legal team! On our part here, we created a Poll to feel the pulse of Imo citizens around the world….
Finally, we can all breathe a sigh of relief!
IMO STATE BLOG congratulates His Excellency, Owelle Rochas Okorocha once more on his victory.
Anyi agazuola ulo ikpe nile n’ala anyi. For those who know they belong to the “Fragile and confused” category according to Dr.Duruji, why don’t you rise up on your feet and join the moving train?
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