Ihedioha’s Supporters Protest In Owerri, Say "We Want Him Back"


Protesters trooped to the streets of Owerri, Imo state capital, on Sunday to  kick against the verdict of the supreme court which led to the removal of Emeka Ihedioha as governor of Imo.

The apex court had on Tuesday ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to return Hope Uzodinma, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), as winner of the election.

Uzodinma placed a distant fourth in the results announced by INEC. But the apex court declared him winner based on the APC candidate’s claim that his votes across 388 polling units were annulled.

The judgement sparked different reactions. The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has threatened to carry out a protest in Abuja on Monday.