Thousands of protesters all clad in black attire took over major streets and roads in Owerri, Imo State capital, to protest the removal from office as Governor, Hon. Emeka Ihedioha.
The Supreme had last week sacked Ihedioha as Imo State Governor and declared Senator Hope Uzodinma of the All Progressive Congress, APC as duly elected Governor of the State.
Ihedioha had rejected the verdict of the nation’s apex court which he said came to him as a rude shock and surprise
He said “I do not agree with the judgement of the Supreme Court. I think it is unfair, unjust and does not reflect the voting that took place during the elections. It also didn’t take care of the sensibilities of the people of Imo State.
The protest largely peaceful, were made up of men, women and youth, who carried various placards some with the inscription “ Imolites want Ihedioha, “ Reverse The Injustice Now” “Emeka Ihedioha is Our mandate, Imo voted for you” “The temple of justice has been defiled”
They also called on the international community to save Nigeria’s democracy and vowed that the injustice meted to Ihedioha would not stand.