SUPREME COURT VICTORY: “My mandate is divine; those fighting me are fighting God.” – Okorocha


The Imo State Governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha has described the Judiciary as the last hope for the common man as the Supreme Court, Abuja has rested all litigations against his election victory in 2011.

Owelle Okorocha made this observation in Government House, Owerri while addressing the Press on the judgment of the Supreme Court today on the appeal brought before it by Governor Okorocha against the decision of the Appeal Court in Owerri allowing the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in 2011 governorship election, Chief Ikedi Ohakim to join in the suit brought by the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) governorship candidate, Senator Ifeanyi Ararume on the constitutionality of the May 6, 2011 supplementary election in Imo State.

Governor Okorocha who expressed hope that the judgment has brought an end to the long over-stretched court cases that are diversionary to his government, maintained that this is a signal for the opposition to stay clear of the Rescue Mission government. “I believe that the mandate given to me by Imo people is divine and God will help me accomplish it. Those fighting Rochas and this government are fighting God.” He noted.

He further said that the justice that prevailed is an assurance that the peoples’ mandate will be protected in 2015 as according to him, ‘if they (opposition) had thwarted the victory, the masses would have been discouraged in the next elections; so to God be the glory.” The Governor concluded.

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