Since the last few months to the March 2019 Imo State Governorship election, the state has remained a constant topic for discussion on the media. First, it was the heated political atmosphere in the state due to the battle over who will succeed the outgoing Governor, Rochas Okorocha. The second phase saw the state once again under tension over what could be the possible outcome of the the election petitions. As it has become the custom of elections in Nigeria, the petition was dragged up to the Supreme Court, and on January 20, 2020, the Apex Court ruled in favour of Senator Hope Uzodinma as the winner of the election.
Although the judgement was widely criticized for obvious reasons, and attempts made to have the judgment reviewed, but with the Apex Court being the final court of arbitration, Emeka Ihedioha moved on with his life. Emeka Ihedioha who happened to be a former deputy Speaker of the Federal House of Representatives while representing Aboh Mbaise/Ngor-Okpala federal Constituency of Imo State has continued to enjoy the love and admiration of his people. But one thing that the former lawmaker may not know is that his name may have been saved by the Supreme Court judgment which removed him from office as the Executive Governor of Imo State.
What is happening in Imo State presently can be argued to have the capacity to drag one's name to the mud if not careful. Considering the massive love and support that Emeka Ihedioha received from the people during the campaigns, at the polls, during his few months administration, and even after he was removed, it would have been disastrous for Ihedioha not to handle the current situation in Imo State to the satisfaction of the people. But with his removal by the Supreme Court judgment, his name has undoubtedly been saved from being dragged to the mud, while the benefactor of that particular judgement has continued to struggle to effectively handle the situation and restore security to the state.
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