Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Imo State, Chief Emeka Ihedioha has accepted the ruling of the Supreme Court which dismissed his challenge of Governor Okorocha’s victory in the April 11 election.
In a statement he personally signed, Ihedioha also tasked Governor Okorocha to direct his energies towards providing good governance for the people of Imo State who he said were suffering bad leadership and decay of social services.
The statement said: “On Thursday, the apex court of our nation’s judicial system, the Supreme Court of Nigeria delivered judgement striking out my legal challenge of the declaration of His Excellency, Chief Ethelbert Anayo Okorocha OON, as Governor elect by the INEC following the 2015 Governorship election in our dear Imo State.
“Having been privileged to preside over an arm of our national legislature and being a firm believer in the trinity of the arms of our democratic governance and constitutionalism, I accept the outcome of the matter and restate that the contest which was never personal is now over.
“I must reiterate that although the factual complaints we made over the irregularities that bedeviled the Governorship election were never heard or determined on the merits by any level of the court’s hierarchy, our matter was struck out on technical grounds, I hold no grudges.
“I consequently express my heartfelt appreciation to the teeming Imo citizens who supported our project and desire to “rebuild Imo together” Let us all be reassured that by the grace of Almighty God in whichever circumstance or capacity, I remain committed to putting our dear Imo State first and contributing my quota to achieving the hope of an Imo State of our collective dream.
“I wish therefore to thank the leadership , membership of our great party, the PDP and her teeming supporters in the state for their continued support and prayers “, he said especially those unsung heroes of our team who toiled day and night while promoting our vision and candidacy.
“Finally, I wish H.E. Gov. Okorocha well, while urging him to take into account the apparently dwindling fortunes of Imo State and the avoidable economic hardship confronting our people under his watch. God bless Imo State and her people.”
Culled from: http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/ihedioha-accepts-supreme-court-ruling-tasks-okorocha-on-governance/224275/