The judgement of the Supreme Court which nullified the election of the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in Imo State, Emeka Ihedioha, has been rejected by the Bishops of Anglican Church in Nigeria.
Recall that the apex court had declared the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Hope Uzodinma as the governor of Imo State.
The Archbishop of Enugu Province, Emmanuel Chukwuma, while speaking on behalf of the Bishops said there was no way the people of Imo State would have voted for Uzodinma going by Rochas Okorocha’s antecedents.
Chukwuma further stated that failure to reverse the court ruling could attract the wrath of God on the justices.
The Archbishop while speaking with newsmen on Wednesday described the ruling as “unacceptable and corrupt.”
He said, “I am speaking the minds of most of the Bishops of the Anglican Church that we are very much discontented and very much in disagreement with the kangaroo judgment of the Supreme Court and what has happened in Imo State.”
“We sincerely feel disappointed with the Chief Justice of Nigeria who has not got his facts correct and we feel that that judgment is wicked and corrupt.”
“And so we are calling on the Supreme Court to reverse their judgment on Imo State before they see the wrath of God.”
“There is no way Imo State people could have voted for APC with the bad governance of Okorocha for which in the House of Assembly the APC had no single seat during the election.”
He noted that the Imo State governor is his friend and he is not against him but he is against the ruling of the Supreme Court which mutilated the result.
“Hope Uzodinma is my friend. I am not against him but I am against the Supreme Court justices who mutilated the result, judging the case on the total votes that were more than accredited votes, which is absolutely incongruous and very much antithetical to the democratic spirit.”
“It is, therefore, our prayer that INEC should also be up and doing in their declaration of results and be able to defend whatever they declare in the sight of the Supreme Court.”