The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has criticized the ruling by the Supreme Court dismissing Emeka Ihedioha as governor of Imo State.
The climax court ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission to give Hope Uzodinma of the All Progressives Congress a Certificate of Return.
The PDP, in a statement by Kola Ologbondiyan, the National Publicity Secretary, asserted that it is difficult to understand how Senator Hope Uzodinma of the APC, who came fourth in the 9th March, 2019 governorship election, with just Ninety six thousand, four hundred fifty eight (96,458) votes, will suddenly by the token of the judgment of the Supreme Court, defeat Ihedioha that scored Two hundred and seventy six thousand, four hundred and four (276,404) votes.
The party added that it is still at a loss as to understand the basis upon which the Supreme Court arrived at its decision.
It said, “The Peoples Democratic Party is surprised at the judgment of the Supreme Court on the Imo State governorship election. It is yet another very sad commentary on our nation’s democratic order.
“It is lamentable that the destiny of the people of Imo State is being taken from the governor they chose and voted for and handed over to individuals and a political party that do not have their blessing and mandate and which they rejected at the election.
The people of Imo State are now confronted with the challenge of having a government that they cannot identify with and which cannot connect with them, having not emanated from them. The PDP also posited that the ruling by the court would jeopardise the achievements already made by Ihedioha. It also advised the people to remain calm and await further directives by the party.