The southeast zonal vice chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Austine Umahi, says judges of the Supreme Court will know no peace until they reverse the judgment that remove Emeka Ihedioha as the governor of Imo state.
Recall that the apex court declared Senator Hope Uzodinma of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the duly elected governor of the state.
Speaking at the PDP protest in Abakaliki, the Ebonyi state capital over the judgement, Umahi said the judiciary has since lost the respect it used to command in the past from the masses.
He said: “We are giving them 24 hours to reverse the judgment. If they don’t reverse the judgment, then democracy has been murdered in Nigeria. If they don’t reverse the judgement, they will never have peace in their lives.
“It is very unfortunate that our democracy has been murdered. It is very unfortunate that under the watch of the judiciary our democracy is murdered. Our understanding is that judiciary is the last hope of the common man, but today it is the lost hope of the common man.
“They should reverse and reinstate the man that was elected by the Imolites and he is the RT. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha and not a man that was imported and through the back door imposed on the people of Imo state.
“Once judiciary is captured, we are finished in this country and from all indications, we can see that we have a compromised judiciary. We can see there is no independence again. There is no rule of law in this country.”