The Imo Council of Elders has warned the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to desist from addressing the State Governor, Hope Uzodinma as ‘Supreme Court Governor’.
The Elders in a statement signed by their Chairman, Dr Edmond J K Onyebuchi described such appellation as “derogatory” and wrong insinuation that the people never voted for him.
The Elders vowed to tackle any individual/group who continue to address Uzodinma as a ‘Supreme Court Governor’.
‘We are using this opportunity to warn those unpatriotic persons/groups to stop forthwith addressing the governor as a “Supreme Court Governor” as the Elders of Imo will not take it lightly, because those who are doing this are insulting the people of Imo who had voted massively for Sen Hope Uzodinma as governor of the state,’ he stated.
‘Imo people overwhelmingly voted for Sen Hope Uzodinma as their preferred candidate for the exalted office of the governor at the 9 March 2019 governorship election. In spite of this massive support by Imo people, however, unpatriotic, discredited, greedy, egoistic, rapacious and corrupt politicians still tried to steal the mandate freely given to Sen Hope Uzodinma by the electorate. But God stopped this devilish move through the Supreme Court of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.’
They also expressed support for the current probe by the Imo State House Assembly of the alleged missing N19.63 billion local government funds under the administration of former governor Emeka Ihedioha.