Posted by Charles lwuoha | 17 January 2020 | 407 times
The youth wing of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, the apex Igbo socio-cultural group, on Thursday urged residents of Imo State, especially youths, to remain calm over the Supreme Court judgment on the governorship election in the state.
The National Youth Leader of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Arthur Obiora, made the call while speaking with newsmen in Enugu on political developments in Imo State.
The apex court had in a unanimous seven-panel controversial judgment on Tuesday quashed the election of Rt Hon Emeka Ihedioha of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as governor of the state and declared Chief Hope Uzodinma of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the validly elected Governor.
Obiora insisted that no matter what happens, the interest of Imo people and residents “must be sacrosanct” and all political gladiators in the state must due to the people’s interest pursue and endear peace.
He, however, urged whoever takes up mantle of leadership in the state to live-up to Imo’s people expectation and ensure to fulfill his electioneering campaign promises to the people.
“Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Wing is asking for calmness in the whole of Imo State. We may not agree with the Supreme Court’s judgment but we are duty bound as law abiding and responsible citizens to accept it.
“We ask the new government to ensure that it keeps her campaign promises made to the good people of Imo State at the end of the day,
“Ohanaeze believes that good governance is all about bringing dividends of democracy to the people. And the very best of good governance is what the peace loving people and residents of Imo State want now,” he said.
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