Governor Emeka Ihedioha of Imo State has commended the judiciary for reaffirming his confidence in the judicial system.
In his reaction to the judgement of the Imo State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal, which affirmed his election as duly elected Governor of Imo State, Governor Ihedioha said the Nigerian judiciary has once again demonstrated courage and much honour in the discharge of its Constitutional duty.
He said “Today is a very important day in the history of our Rebuild Imo project. The Nigerian Judiciary has once again demonstrated courage and much honour in the discharge of its Constitutional duty.The judgement today has reaffirmed our confidence in our judicial system”
He recalled his promise to the people of the State during electioneering campaigns, wherein he assured that Imo State under his watch would stand firmly on the rule of law
“During electioneering campaigns, I did assure our people that Imo State, under my watch would stand firmly on the rule of law and this judgement has strengthened my resolve to be guided by this solemn promise
“I want to thank Ndi Imo for firstly electing us, and furthermore for standing by us as we strive to rebuild the State. I can assure you that we will not take your faith in us for granted.
“The work ahead of us, as a people and as an administration is a very enormous one but we will surmount the odds. We have already started laying the foundation for a quick recovery. All hands must be on deck.”
He called on all Imolites across party and opinion divides, especially his opponents in the last election and in the Tribunal to join hands with him to make Imo great.
“I therefore call on all Imolites across party and opinion divides, especially my opponents in the last election and in today’s tribunal sitting to join hands with us as we make Imo great again”
“For me there is no victor, no vanquished.”
Governor Ihedioha cited Proverbs 21:31 which states; “A horse is prepared for the day of battle, but victory is of the lord.
“I therefore dedicate this victory to the Almighty God”, he concluded.