Following the now-trending news that PDP members took to the street to protest the removal of Emeka Ihedioha as Imo state governor by the Supreme court, the new governor of the state, Hope Uzodinma, has described the action as a move to overthrow the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.
He made this known while receiving APC members who held a solidarity march for him in Owerri.
“If it is the Imo State governorship election, why are PDP members protesting in Abuja, Bayelsa and everywhere in the country? Why are they not protesting only in Imo state?” Uzodinma said.
“PDP wants to overthrow the government of President Muhammadu Buhari. I, therefore, use this medium to call on all the security agencies to begin an investigation into the organized synchronized national crisis, which the PDP is plotting.
“I want you to keep supporting the government of President Buhari. You all know that I was the frontrunner candidate during the 2019 governorship election in Imo State. I did not challenge the election on the grounds of violence.”
He said he challenged the election in court because the electoral commission refused to accept the results of 388 polling units it had accepted at the collation centers.
“The tribunal did not understand our petition. The appeal court gave us a minority judgment, but the supreme court, in its wisdom, understood our petition and gave judgment in our favour,” he said.
“I am already the governor and I am in charge of Imo state government house. Why would anybody challenge the integrity and wisdom of the supreme court justices? The supreme court justices gave us a majority judgment.”