Atiku Abubakar, previous Vice President has reacted to the Supreme Court docket ruling which declared Senator Hope Uzodinma winner of Imo election.
The apex courtroom experienced on Tuesday taken out Gov Emeka Ihedioha of the Peoples Democratic Celebration, PDP, and declared the All Progressive Congress, APC’s Hope Uzodinma as the Governor of Imo Point out.
Providing the judgment, Justice Kudirat Kekere-Ekun claimed 236,000 votes thanks to Uzodinma and APC from 318 polling models ended up wrongly excluded and should be added.
On his Twitter site, Atiku urged Nigerians to accept the Supreme Court ruling.
Atiku pledged his assistance to Ihedioha even as he explained the supreme courtroom ruling as unforeseen and unpalatable.
The presidential candidate of the People Democratic Get together, PDP during the final election wrote: “With regards to the judgment of the Supreme Court, which nullified the election of the applicant of the PDP. Ihedioha as Governor of the condition of Imo, I can only say that because the Supreme Courtroom is last, we should take its judgment.
“However unpredicted and unpalatable it may perhaps be. The Rule of legislation will have to manual our paths even if logic sheds light on a diverse route. Enable me state unequivocally that I solidarize with Ihedioha a gentleman I know to be a fantastic leader of adult males and methods.
“In the fullness of time, I am convinced that he will triumph over this setback and emerge more powerful. I also stand entirely with the Peoples Democratic Celebration. In great and bad occasions, we will have to carry on to be the item of hope that the Nigerian people have for their escape from the prevailing despotism and despair that has gripped nearly each factor of our national existence.
“We offered genuine democracy for this nation after in advance of, and I imagine it is our future to democratically restore what has been dropped thanks to the encroachment of anti-democratic brokers.
“Philosophers have claimed that hard times by no means last, but that hard men and women do. I urge the people of Imo and the entirety of the Nigerian men and women not to give in to despair.
“This nation has absent via despotic periods ahead of, and we have survived them and thrived. I am incredibly self-confident that this heritage will repeat alone.
“My best desire, and one I hope to see once again in my life time, is that Nigeria will fulfill its probable as the land of Unity and Religion, Peace and Development. These 4 beliefs have been missing from our borders for a while, and all independence-loving Nigerians should to henceforth get the job done with each other to carry them back. So assist us, God.”