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The Imo State Council of Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, has congratulated Governor Emeka Ihedioha on his victory at the Appeal Court, and also advised the Opposition to accept the verdict of the court and accept the Governor’s olive branch, to join him in rebuilding the State.
The Appeal Court sitting in Abuja, had on Tuesday upheld the ruling of the Election Petition tribunal which affirmed Governor Ihedioha as duly elected Governor of Imo State.
A statement signed by the Union’s Chairman, Chris Akaraonye reads:
“The Imo State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists NUJ heartily congratulates your Excellency, Gov. Emeka Ihedioha on your well deserved victory at the appeal court , Abuja, on the suit filed against your Excellency by the three defeated candidates in the March 9, 2019 governorship election in Imo State.
“Your Excellency’s victory is an act of God and the revalidation of Imo peoples mandate to your Excellency.
“Now that the storm is over, the NUJ enjoins your excellency to extend an olive branch to all in the spirit of your Excellency’s mantra to rebuild Imo State.
“Your Excellency should galvanise resourceful persons no matter their political affiliations in this onerous task of decadence.
“NUJ also call on the opponents to please accept the verdict of the court which is the verdict of Imo people and accept the extention of his Excellency’s olive branch for the interest of Imo State. The should join hands with his Excellency mantra to rebuild Imo” the statement concluded