Imo State Doesn’t Deserve This Nonsense’, Fani-Kayode, Others React to Supreme Court Ruling

Former Aviation minister, Femi Fani-Kayode has reacted to the recent Supreme Court judgment that nullified the election of Governor Emeka Ihedioha and declared Hope Uzodinma winner of the March 9 poll.

From the judgment, Uzodinma polled 236,600 votes from 318 Polling Units spread across the State which were wrongfully excluded during collation by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

So, the Supreme Court gave him back the PUs, total votes which surpassed that of Ihedioha.

Fani-Kayode who is a staunch critic of the federal government described the ruling that declared Uzodinma who was fourth in the election winner as rubbish.

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“Would someone please explain to me how a candidate that came 4th in the election suddenly became the winner? The Supreme Court has a lot of explaining to do! The people of Imo did not deserve this nonsense!,” he tweeted.

Also reacting to the judgment, Deji Adeyanju, a human rights activist wondered how the senior lawyers would explain the judgment to the junior ones.

“IMO Gubernatorial election results 2019

PDP: Emeka Ihedioha 273,404
AA : Uche Nwosu 190,364
APGA: Ifeanyi Araraume 114,676
APC: Hope Uzodinma 96,458
YPP: Ikedi Ohakim 527.

How do you explain what the Supreme Court just did to Law Students, Law teachers & Junior Lawyers?”

On his part, Dr. Joe Abah said the legislature has the power to change unfavourable laws.

“Congratulations to Hope Uzodinma on being declared Governor of Imo State by the Supreme Court. As I always insist, the Rule of Law must prevail, no matter who the current law favours, or else we will have anarchy. Any law we don’t like, we should change it and then abide by it.”

See the reactions of others from the Twitter community below.

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