Supreme Court Verdict: Ihedioha Has No Case, Says Oshiomhole

Imo State Governor Ihedioha
Emeka Ihedioha.

Adams Oshiomhole, the National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), says Emeka Ihedioha of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has no case.

Ihedioha who was the governorship candidate in the Imo governorship election had his victory upturned by the Supreme Court, while Hope Uzodinma of the ruling All Progressives Congress was declared winner.

Oshiomhole said this while taking questions from journalists on Friday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, shortly after he presented Uzodinma as Imo State governor to President Muhammadu Buhari.

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According to him, Ihedioha ought not to have been declared winner in the first place because he had those numbers only in nine LGAs when two-third of 27 LGAs is 15.

He said, “INEC completely and irresponsibly misbehaved by using a professor who seems to be so senile that he didn’t know that nine is not 2/3.

“This is very serious. And because they take advantage of the fact that once they make pronouncements, even if the pronouncement is made by a lunatic in INEC, you can’t reverse it.”

You have to go to court. And it fits into PDP’s fixation, rig and let them go to court. They just feel that it is their birthright to continue to rig elections.

“The next time you see them talking, ask them how many local government did PDP score one quarter of the vote in the total vote cast in how many local government? That is not in the provision of the Electoral Act. That is in the expressive provision of the Nigerian Constitution.

“For me, it shows that nobody is interrogating INEC and that is why they are getting away with blue murder. And this is minus the fact that INEC has not explained why they did not collate votes that were certified and signed by the presiding officers, appointed by INEC in each of the 388 polling units.

“If there is something wrong with those votes, INEC is on record to having had course to cancelled unit votes where they are dissatisfied. Those votes were not cancelled. They just chose to ignore them.”