Uzodinma vs Ihedioha Judgement:Court shouldn’t force governors on people – Oshiomhole reply IPOB Leader, Nnamdi Kanu
THEBIAFRASTAR: According to the information reaching us,The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, has described the arguments that votes in the Imo State governorship election that gave victory to Senator Hope Uzodinma was more that validly registered votes as “an assumption which is not supported by fact.”
According to Oshiomhole, what Nigerians should rather worry about is to see amendment to laws that will ensure candidate who was rejected by the electorate does not find his way to the government house, aided by the court.He said that nobody should blame the supreme court for this judgement,Nigeria need amendment of the law, they should complaining.
The APC National Chairman stated that the lawyers to the applicants failed to provide evidence that the votes declared for Uzodinma was more than the registered votes in court.the evidence that the courts needed he fail to provide it, so stop complaining and remain focus.
Oshiomhole spoke to State House Correspondents after his brief visit to President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday.
The former Edo State Governor said, “You have made an assumption, which is not supported by fact, mainly by the speculation and the roadside talks by some elements in PDP, suggesting that there was over-voting if you add the votes that were ignored.
“Those are not proven because if they were, it was up to their counsel to provide evidence that it was more than the registered votes, not to go and say it on television.
“Matters before the court are canvassed before the court. Issues not raised in the court cannot be raised on television. I assume your question is informed by those uninformed, self-serving speculations. They don’t merit my reaction.
“Courts should not impose. If the court finds out that the preferred candidate did not win, for me the only democratic option, legal option will be to repeat the exercise.
“Nothing should empower the court to impose a man rejected by the people, on the people. That goes to the heart of democracy and it destroys the fabric of our democratic process.
“They must take advantage of the amendment to make it impossible for anyone to be so imposed on the basis of technicalities.
“We can do a rerun 10 times, but only the man popularly elected can govern, otherwise, in a democracy, as they say, the people deserve the government that they have. In this case you are going to have a government didn’t vote for superintending over your resources and presiding over your life. I think that is the kind of amendment I’ll like to see.
“It is not true that the votes Uzodinma were more than the accredited votes, those are PDP propaganda.”