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Supreme Court ruling: Ohaneze appeals to Imo residents to remain calm

Ohaneze appeals to Imo residents - Politics and News blog in Nigeria

The Youth Wing of Ohaneze Ndigbo on Thursday appealed to residents of Imo, especially youths, to remain calm over the Supreme Court judgment on the governorship election in the state.

The apex court had in a unanimous seven-panel judgment on Tuesday quashed the election of Chief Emeka Ihedioha of Peoples Democratic Party as governor of Imo and declared Gov. Hope Uzodinma of All Progressive Congress as the validly elected Governor.

Reacting to the political development in Imo, the National Youth Leader of Ohaneze Ndigbo, Chief Arthur Obiora, said regardless of what happened whether right or wrong the interest of Imo people and residents must be sacrosanct.

He, however, urged the present administration in the state to live-up to the people expectation and fulfil his electioneering campaign promises to the people.

“Ohaneze 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.

“Ohaneze 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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