More Questions As Protests Rock Imo, Katsina, Anambra Other States over Imo

protests in Abia, Taraba, Gombe and some other states of the federation.

This is just as more posers were raised on the judgement on how the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Hope Uzodinma, satisfied the constitutional provisions that would have made him to be declared the governor of the state.

The people of the states trooped out with many people put on black attires to protest against what they termed miscarriage of justice by the apex court.

Chanting various anti-establishment songs, the protesters said they would continue with the action until the court reverses the decision.

The protesters including many chieftains and members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said the Supreme Court had laid a bad precedence in the determination of election matters in the country.

In Owerri, the protesters, who walked through major streets of the state capital, asked the panel, headed by the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Tanko Mohammed, to revisit the judgement.

Some members of the party, including the woman leader in the state, Maria Mbakwe, could not control their emotions as they burst into tears during the protest, saying the party was “robbed” by the judgement.

Speaking during the protest, a member of the House of Representatives, representing Mbaitoli/Ikedduru Federal Constituency of Imo State, Henry Nwawuba, said the panel had murdered democracy in the state with their judgment.

He lamented that the atmosphere in the state had been turned to that of graveyard since the supreme court delivered the ruling.

He said, ”I am a lawmaker and I believe that the Supreme Court must redeem the judiciary. Since the judgment was delivered, the state has become a graveyard, this is unlike what was happening when PDP was holding sway.

“How the Supreme Court justices gave victory to a candidate who came fourth in an election remains a mystery to many of us. We call on them to revisit the Imo case and do justice.”

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