The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Imo, Mr. Emeka Ihedioha has said his morality will remain strong in Nigeria, in spite of the Supreme Court judgment that removed him as governor of the state.
He noted this on Saturday when he accepted members of the PDP National Working Committee (NWC) led by its National Chairman, Mr. Uche Secondus, who paid him a solidarity visit in Abuja.
Ihedioha said though the ruling was a shock to him adding that he will remain calm and would always take relief in God at all times.
“We are faithful believers in God and God does not sleep. This will make history in many ways and so this is a historical process, historical action, and I am sure there will be historical answers at the end of the day.
“I want to assure you that we will remain resolute and committed to the ideals of our great party.
“I want to say that the event will not put into question our faith in the Nigerian nation. It will not question our commitment to democracy, it will rather strengthen our resolve to match forward and make Nigeria a greater nation.
“I am certain that from the events of that day, Nigeria will emerge a stronger and greater country.
“I want to urge you to continue to work with all lovers of democracy across the board so that we can all put our heads together and match forward,” Ihedioha said.
He also said how the issue was settled by the Supreme Court would interpret the fate of Nigeria’s democracy.
“I am certain that the judiciary and electoral system are well aware that they are on trial.
“What is fundamental about this is that the facts of the matters as relates to Imo state governorship election are the foundation of our democratic processes,” he added.
Ihedioha explained that the election was not about him or Imo, but about the fortune of Nigeria’s democracy.
He, nevertheless, said it was not time to enjoy, but rather a redefining period for quiet thinking.
Enunciating earlier, Secondus urged Nigerians not to trivialize the Supreme Court judgment on Imo and that the PDP would not join issues with those he contended deliberately and intentionally thwarted the country’s democracy.
“In the case of Imo, we have more questions than answers because we can’t see the figures adding up. These are the questions agitating our minds and the minds of Nigerians.
“I want to appeal to our brothers who are on the other side, to stop trivializing these issues. They are of fundamental importance in nature.
“References are made in Sokoto, Rivers and Zamfara states. You cannot compare what happened in those states with Imo.
The other ones are intraparty. Let them come out and tell us what really happened, from the Tribunal to the Appeal court up the Supreme court in the 388 polling units,” Secondus said.
“The truth is what we are seeking. We are not against speaking on very respected individuals, we are saying that the figures are not adding up. Can they look into it again? ” he added.
He urged Ihedioha to be strong and cautious, as according to him, the truth would be revealed.
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