Drop case or face disgrace, Imo stakeholders warn Ihedioha

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Emeka Ihedioha

As the people of Imo State await the review of Imo election earlier ruling by the Supreme Court, some stakeholders from the state have called on Emeka Ihedioha to discontinue his legal battle against Governor Hope Uzodinma and hearken to the voice of reason or face unmitigated disaster in his political career.

According to the elders “unless Ihedioha drops his review case at the Supreme Court, he may turn into a political leper after being defeated again by Governor Uzodinma”.

Former Chairman of Iwuanyawu Nationale, Price Lemmy Akakem, who spoke on behalf of the elders at a press conference, averred that Ihedioha might be heading to “political perdition because of his stubbornness in pursuing a matter that the Supreme Court had given a seal of finality.”

Akakem who hails from Owerri zone, with Ihedioha, deplored the conduct of the former governor which he said was reprehensible, confrontational and combative against the Supreme Court. Similarly, John Enyogasi, one of the stakeholders cautioned Ihedioha against portraying himself as a sour loser.

Speaking on behalf of the traditional rulers at the conference, Eze Godwin Okeke said as traditional rulers, they were worried about the bitterness exhibited by Ihedioha against his fellow politician, warning that such conduct will engender bad blood among his people.

The stakeholders, however, urged Ihedioha to be a sportsman and accept the Supreme Court verdict in good faith while waiting for 2023.