Ex-Minister, Mbazuluike Amechi rejects Supreme Court judgement in Imo, gives reason


Chief Amechi, the First Republic Aviation Minister has reprimanded the January 17th Supreme Court ruling, which nullified the election of Emeka Ihedioha of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) as Imo State Governor and replaced him with Hope Uzodinma of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

The ex-Minister in a statement, described the Supreme Court’s judgment as an embarrassment to Nigerians and the judiciary.

He then called for reversal of the apex court judgment, stating that the removal of Ihedioha has brought dishonour to the Supreme Court of Nigeria and shame to Nigeria. This honour would be restored only if the Supreme Court sees to revise the judgment in Imo State, he added.

He further stated that if the Nigerian Judiciary, particularly, the Supreme Court and the judges involved will have honour again, they have no alternative than to meet again and review the judgment in Imo State governorship election to see if they made a mistake and correct it and save their face.

His statement read: “That Supreme Court judgment in Imo State governorship election was a robbery against the people of Imo State, it is a shame to the Nigerian Judiciary, Nigerian Supreme Court, the Judges and Nigeria as a country.

“It made nonsense to the divinity of justice, the world is condemning it, the world is condemning what the Nigerian judiciary particularly, the Supreme Court has done in Imo State. If they want to save the judiciary of the embarrassment, shame and insult they brought to it and the country, they have no choice than to meet again to find a way of correcting it to save the fate of the judiciary, the Supreme Court their faces and the face of the country and the embarrassment they have caused the country.

“I would not like to be involved in the matters of law so much because I am not a lawyer, but however, I see that judgement of the Supreme Court as a judgement that should not have been, it was not a true judgement, it was not just, a miscarriage of justice taken too far.

“The judiciary of Nigeria will have honour again if the Supreme Court meets again to revise the whole thing they did in Imo State, they have no alternative than to meet again, and revise that the whole of that judgment to know where they made mistake, to correct it, it is not a matter of being proud, or saying we have the final say, but a matter that has drawn so much anger and condemnation from across the world and brought the country shame, and so should be corrected if not for anything, for the fate of the country.

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“The honour and dignity of justice is that there is honesty and justice or there appear to be justice on what the Court at that level did or said in a matter like that which has attracted international attention.”

In another report, some protesters led by the National Chairman of PDP, Uche Secondus, Peter Obi on Monday led a protest against the Supreme Court judgment which sacked Emeka Ihedioha as the governor of Imo State.

The protest which started at the PDP’s Legacy House to the Three Arms Zone was led by the PDP National Chairman, Mr Uche Secondus.

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