Buba Galadima, a former ally of President Muhammadu Buhari, has described as the greatest wonder in world history the Supreme Court verdict, which declared Hope Uzodinma Imo State governor.
The Supreme court had on Tuesday in an unanimous judgment by a seven-man panel of justices led by Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Tanko Muhammad, held that Ihedioha, who contested on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was not duly elected.
However, the former leader of the defunct Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) has argued that following the apex court ruling, the governorship appeal of Abba Yusuf in Kano should be accepted.
He said: “What has happened is that the Supreme Court has now tied itself because how can they do that to Emeke Ihedioha and refuse Abba Kabiru Yusuf in Kano? It was exactly what had happened in Kano.
“If an election had to be cancelled, it has to be at the polling unit level according to the Supreme Court. But in Kano, the votes were not cancelled at the polling unit; they were not cancelled at the ward level but they were cancelled at the local level. So, it goes without saying that Ganduje is gone, and anything to the contrary, Nigeria will see the fire.”
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has since presented Certificate of Return to Uzodinma. This was made by INEC National Commissioner in charge of Rivers, Bayelsa and Edo, May Agbamuche- Mbu during a short ceremony at the commission’s headquarters in Abuja.