Oshiomhole Reveals 'Unknown Reasons' Uzodinma Defeated Ihedioha
Jan. 19, 2020
National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, has given reasons Hope Uzodinma defeated Emeka Ihedioha at the Supreme Court.
Eye9ja recalls that the Supreme Court headed by Justice Tanko Muhammad had sacked the incumbent Governor Emeka Ihedioha from office, replacing him with Hope Uzodinma.
The court held that the lower courts erred in law when it rejected evidence tendered before them to the extent that votes from 388 polling units were not credited to the APC and Uzodinma
However, while speaking to newsmen over the weekend, Oshiomhole said the APC won based on facts available to the court and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Nigeria’s electoral umpire.
According to the APC chairman, Ihedioha never met the required one-quarter vote in two-thirds of the 27 local government areas of the state.
In his words Adams Oshiomhole said; “PDP is not only reckless, they believe it is their birthright to benefit from electoral fraud. Courts are bound to interpret laws according to the constitution. No court has the power to bend the 1999 constitution of Nigeria as amended.
“As far as we know, Imo has 27 local government, and Emeka Ihedioha scored two-thirds of the votes in 12 LGs. Two-third of 27 is eighteen. So you have a huge deficit of six LGAs which Ihedioha or anybody else must necessarily have to be declared a winner of a governorship election,” the APC chairman explained as he condemned the state’s Returning Officer, Francis Otunta, for “unlawfully declaring Emeka Ihedioha as governor of Imo State.”
Oshiomhole stated that the votes added by the Supreme Court were cast at Uzodinma’s senatorial district, Orlu (Imo West), where he was twice elected as a senator.
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