Since Emeka Ihedioha was removed as the Executive Governor of Imo State by the Supreme Court about 18 months ago, many of his followers and admirers have continued to pray and hope that a miracle should happen for him to be reinstated as the duly elected Governor of Imo State.
Arguably, many people may be wondering why Emeka Ihedioha has remained silent amid the report of Chief Phillip Umeadi's suit filed against Governor Hope Uzodinma, with the intention to return Ihedioha as the duly elected Governor of Imo State. Recall that since Ihedioha was removed from office by the Supreme Court, some efforts have been made by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to bring him back, but to no avail.
It is common knowledge that since the Supreme Court removed Emeka Ihedioha from office as the Governor of Imo state, there have been several attempts to bring him back through the same court. It should be recalled that following the conclusion of the March 2019 Imo state governorship election, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared Emeka Ihedioha winner for polling the highest number of valid votes cast.
Since Emeka Ihedioha was removed from office as the Executive Governor of Imo State by a Supreme Court's judgement, many people in the state and his supporters across the country, have continued to wish and hope that one day, he would be restored same way he was removed.
Rumour have been flying around, about a likely defection to the Peoples Democratic Party PDP, by the former governor of Imo State, and Senator representing Orlu zone, Senator Rochas Okorocha. Several notable local tabloids have reported the move as inevitable, and even gave hint of a possible Rt Hon Emeka Ihedioha and Ugwumba Uche Nwosu governorship ticket in 2023.
A socio-cultural group, the Owerri Zone Development Union (OZDU), has reprimanded the Olu Owerri, another group in the Zone over its recent comments about OZDU and former Governor of Imo State, Emeka Ihedioha. The group insists that Ihedioha should bury his governorship ambition and give way for other sons and daughters of Owerri Zone to try their luck at the coveted seat.
It's no longer news that Emeka Ihedioha (The former governor of Imo) has a lot of followers within the state. (Image Credit: United Nig). His tenure as the governor of Imo state was affected by the judgment given by the supreme court of Nigeria and this made Senator Hope Uzodinma to replace him.
Emeka Ihedioha is considered as one of the top politicians in Imo State and he has been the governor of the state for about one year before he was removed. It's important to know that Emeka Ihedioha's tenure as the governor of Imo State was terminated by the judgement given by the supreme Court of Nigeria.
With the 2023 Presidential election approaching, there are some People's Democratic Party (PDP) leaders that may likely dump the party for another party. This is due to the problems rocking the Party in their different states. It's no longer news that the People's Democratic Party is having series of issues including internal wranglings and even at the federal level.
In the eyes of the Law, the Supreme Court's judgements are infallible, hence, it may be almost impossible for the Apex Court to reverse it's judgement. Hence, one can only imagine how devastated Honourable Emeka Ihedioha was, by the Supreme Court's decision that deposed him as the Governor of Imo State.
Honourable Emeka Ihedioha is the immediate past Governor of Imo State who was removed from office by the Supreme Court of Nigeria. He contested and won the March 2019 Imo state governorship election under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) according to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
The immediate former Executive Governor of Imo State, Rt Hon Emeka Ihedioha ruled for 8 months (29 May 2019- 15 January 2020) before a Supreme Court judgement removed him and declared Senator Hope Uzodinma (APC candidate) the authentic winner of the 2019 Imo gubernatorial election.
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Ahead of the National Convention of the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party, key positions have been zoned to different zones in the country. Photo credit: Vanguard The position of the National Secretary of the party zoned to the Southeast geopolitical zone has generated a lot of controversies.
Photo Credit: Ihedioha Page. Emeka Ihedioha was the governor of Imo State for seven months before the supreme court through a seven man panel led by Chief Justice Tanko Muhammad unanimously declared senator Hope Uzodimma as the winner of the March 19 governorship election. However, as the 2023 governorship election approaches in Imo, Ihedioha may likely contest again for the number one position of the state.
The recent action of the traditional rulers of Mbaise nation, to reverse the curse they had earlier placed on those opposed to their son, the former governor of Imo State, Rt Hon Emeka Ihedioha, may have sent a demoralising blow to supporters of the Mbutu born former Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly.
Youths under the platform of the Global Association of Concerned Imo Youths (GACIY) are adamant that Chief Emeka Ihedioha, who governed Imo State between May 2019 and January 2020, must give an account of a N3.5bn loan allegedly obtained by his administration without the approval of the State's House of Assembly.
The few months that Emeka Ihedioha spent in the office as the Executive Governor of Imo State will undoubtedly be remembered by Imo people for many years to come. It should be recalled that Ihedioha who contested the March 2019 governorship election under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was declared the winner by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), and sworn in according to the Constitution.
Permutations may change in the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in Imo State with the adoption of Senator Samuel Anyanwu (Sam Daddy) as consensus candidate for the position of National Secretary of the party. His nomination as national scribe, a powerful position in the party, is expected to be ratified at the PDP's national convention scheduled for October 30-31
The recent defection of former governor of Imo State, Dr Ikedi Ohakim to the All Progressives Congress APC, have sent mixed reactions across the political firmament of the state. While the PDP New Media Director, Mr. Collins Opurozor, referred to the former governor as a political liability, the Imo State governor, Senator Hope Uzodinma is of the view that Ohakim's entrance into the APC, would revive the party in Okigwe zone.