The recently ousted governor of Imo State, Emeka Ihedioha, has broken his silence over his ousting and has refuted comments made by the incumbent governor of the state, Hope Uzodinma.
Ihedioha stated that he bears no grudge against Uzodinma for his statement that the Supreme Court cannot review its January 14, 2020, judgment while stressing that that is the extent he would go to sustain his deception and illegitimate government.
A statement by Ihedioha's media aide, Chibuike Onyeukwu, affirmed that the Supreme Court’s judgment which declared Uzodinma the duly elected governor of the state was faulty.
He further accused Uzodinma of taking credit for the projects of the former governor. “We wish to inform the general public that all the claims made by the senator (Uzodinma) concerning the Supreme Court judgment, the matters arising from it, restoration of pipe-borne water and electricity, as well as payment of all outstanding salaries owed Imo workers, are blatant lies and deliberate distortion of facts, aimed at currying legitimacy," Ihedioha stated.
Ihedioha stressed that it is not surprising to him and his party that Senator Uzodinma has resorted to telling lies to the people of Imo and Nigerians on the true state of affairs in Imo State. Meanwhile, he alleged that Uzodinma was trying to ambush the Supreme Court by saying the time had elapsed for the apex court to review the judgment which sacked Ihedioha and simultaneously declared his successor as the duly elected governor of the state on January 14.