Mbaka’s prediction on Uzodinma/ Ihedioha is contempt of court —PDP elders
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) elders in Imo State have lambasted Catholic priest, Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka, saying that his prediction on Senator Hope Uzodinma and Hon. Emeka Ihedioha is contempt of court.
The elders disclosed this in a statement issued on Tuesday and signed by Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu.
Rev. Fr. Mbaka had predicted that Senator Uzodinma, the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), will take over from Hon. Ihedioha as Imo Governor in 2020.
Reacting to the New Year prophecy by Mbaka, Chief Iwuanyanwu stated that the comment was contempt of the Supreme Court.
The apex court is expected to deliver judgment on the 2019 governorship election in Imo any moment from now.
Expressing confidence that the Supreme Court will ignore Mbaka and do the needful and affirm Ihedioha’s election, the Imo PDP elders stated:
“INEC in honesty and transparency in pursuit of its duty as the electoral arbiter, declared Hon. Emeka Ihedioha of PDP the winner.
“Emeka Ihedioha scored the highest number of votes and fulfilled all the other constitutional requirements.
“This decision was received with very loud ovation by Imo people who desperately needed to have a new beginning.
“Since then, Ihedioha has assumed office and very noticeable progress has taken place in all aspects of life of Imo people.
“The activities of Emeka Ihedioha has been appraised on a regular basis and endorsed by a council of elders.
“These leaders were impressed with the achievements of Emeka Ihedioha’s administration in the area of road maintenance, water supply, security, payment of salaries and pensions to retirees.
“We have absolute confidence in the Supreme Court to uphold justice. We will therefore not take the lawless part of declaring any party as winner”.