Hope Uzodinma was formally introduced to President Muhammadu Buhari o Friday, by the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, in Abuja, as the new governor of Imo State.
After the meeting, the Dr Hope came out expressing his optimism that the Supreme Court who earlier announced him as Governor of Imo State will not reverse the victory.
Uzodinma made this known while speaking to the newsmen after the meeting with the president.
”I am unperturbed by the decision of the ousted governor of the state, Emeka Ihedioha, to approach the Supreme Court to reverse its judgment which had declared him as the winner of the March 9, 2019 governorship election in the state.
“So, going back to the Supreme Court, I don’t know what it means. I am not a lawyer, anyway, but with my little knowledge of lawmaking, I understand what is in the Electoral Act. So, the Supreme Court is not a market square that anytime you want, you go there.”
He pointed out that the stipulated 60 days within which post-election petitions should be tried out in court had been exhausted, Ihedioha’s return to the apex court was an exercise in futility.
The governor also reminded newsmen that he participated in the amendment of the Electoral Act which had prescribed 60 days within which post-election petitions should be exhausted.
H e expressed his confidence that Ihedioha’s return to the apex court of Nigeria would just amount to a futile exercise since it was not done within the stipulated time.