The Imo Council of Elders has warned members of the opposition to desist from further addressing Senator Hope Uzodinma as “Supreme Court Governor”.
Chairman of the council, Dr Edmond J K Onyebuchi issued the warning at a press conference held in Owerri on Tuesday.
He said that the appellation was not only derogatory but also an insult to the good people of Imo as it connotes that they were being governed by an individual they did not vote for.
According to him, Imo elders will henceforth begin to tackle ” unpatriotic persons/group” found using the appellation.
“We are using this opportunity to warn those unpatriotic persons/groups to stop forthwith addressing the governor as a “Supreme Court Governor” as the Elders of Imo will not take it lightly, because those who are doing this are insulting the people of Imo who had voted massively for Sen Hope Uzodinma as governor of the state.
“Imo people overwhelmingly voted for Sen Hope Uzodinma as their preferred candidate for the exalted office of the governor at the 9 March 2019 governorship election. In spite of this massive support by Imo people, however, unpatriotic, discredited, greedy, egoistic, rapacious and corrupt politicians still tried to steal the mandate freely given to Sen Hope Uzodinma by the electorate. But God stopped this devilish move through the Supreme Court of the Federal Republic of Nigeria,” Onyebuchi said.
Also, the council expressed support of the current probe by the Imo State House Assembly of the alleged missing N19.63 billion local government funds under the administration of former governor Emeka Ihedioha.