First Republic Aviation Minister, Chief Mbazuluike Amechi, has condemned the January 17 Supreme Court ruling, which nullified the election of Emeka Ihedioha of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as Imo State Governor and replaced him with Hope Uzodinma of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Ameachi in a statement titled, “Save this Nation” described the Supreme Court judgement as an embarrassment to Nigerians and the judiciary.
He called for reversal of the apex court judgement, adding that the removal of Ihedioha has brought dishonour to the Supreme Court of Nigeria and shame to Nigeria
According to the ex-minister, the judiciary of Nigeria will have honour again if the Supreme Court meet again to revise the whole thing they did in Imo State.
He further stated that if the Nigerian Judiciary, particularly, the Supreme Court and the judges involve will have honour again, they have no alternative than to meet again and review the judgement in Imo State governorship election to see if they made a mistake and correct it and save their face.
The statement read: “That Supreme Court judgment in Imo State governorship election was a robbery against the people of Imo State, it is a shame to the Nigerian Judiciary, Nigerian Supreme Court, the Judges and Nigeria as a country.
“It made nonsense to the divinity of justice, the world is condemning it, the world is condemning what the Nigerian judiciary particularly, the Supreme Court has done in Imo State, if they want yo save the judiciary of the embarrassment, shame and insult they brought to it and the country, they have no choice than to meet again to find a way of correcting it to save face of the judiciary, the Supreme Court their faces and the face of the country and the embarrassment they have caused the country.
“I would not like to be involved in the matters of law so much because I am not a lawyer, but however, I see that judgement of the Supreme Court as a judgement that should not have been, it was not a true judgement, it was not just, a miscarriage of justice taken too far.
“I see it like many others across Nigeria and the world, as a judgement that has brought the country to disrepute and shame in the face of the whole world, the whole world is condemning it and seeing Nigeria as a shame of a country, so the judiciary, particularly the Supreme Court, will have honour again if they review what they have done in Imo State and redress the wrong.
“The judiciary of Nigeria will have honour again if the Supreme Court meets again to revise the whole thing they did in Imo State, they have no alternative than to meet again, and revise that the whole of that judgement to know where they made mistake, to correct it, it is not a matter of being proud, or saying we have the final say, but a matter that has drawn so much anger and condemnation from across the world and brought the country shame, and so should be corrected if not for anything, for the face of the country.
“The honour and dignity of justice is that there is honesty and justice or there appear to be justice on what the Court at that level did or said in a matter like that which has attracted international attention.”
NAN reports that some protesters led by the National Chairman of PDP, Uche Secondus, Peter Obi on Monday led a protest against the supreme court judgment which sacked Emeka Ihedioha as the governor of Imo State.
The protest which started at the PDP’s Legacy House to the Three Arms Zone was led by the PDP National Chairman, Mr Uche Secondus.