Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar on Wednesday extending his support to Emeka Ihedioha after his loss at the Supreme Court.
The apex court had on Tuesday evening stripped Ihedioha of his governorship and declared the APC’s Hope Uzodinma governor in his stead.
Atiku took to his Twitter account to pledge his support to Ihedioha and stayed his belief that he (Ihedioha) will bounce back from the “unexpected” loss.
He also urged all parties involved, especially members of the PDP in Imo state, to accept the Supreme Court’s “unexpected” and “unpalatable” decision as final and binding.
Atiku said: “With regards to the judgement of the Supreme Court, which nullified the election of the candidate of the PDP, Ihedioha, as the Governor of the state of Imo, I can only say that since the Supreme Court is final, we must accept its judgement.
“However unexpected and unpalatable, the rule of law must guide our paths even if logic sheds light on a different path.
” Let me state unequivocally that I solidarize with Emeka Ihedioha, a man I know to be a great leader of men and resources. In the fullness of time, I am convinced that he will overcome this setback and emerge stronger.
“Philosophers have said that tough times never last, but that tough people do. I urge the people of Imo and the entirety of the Nigerian people not to give in to despair. This nation has gone through despotic times before, and we have survived them and thrived. I am very certain that this history will repeat itself.