A group of professionals, Mbaise People’s Congress (MPC), has commended the Supreme Court of Nigeria for deciding to review its January 14, 2020, judgement on the Imo State governorship election that upturned the election of Emeka Ihedioha.

In a statement signed by its director of publicity and mobilization, Chimaroke Ben Nnaji, the group said “we appreciate Your Lordships for listening to the cries of the people of Imo State” and “pray that God Almighty would imbue you with the strength, wisdom and courage to discharge this responsibility equitably and ensure that justice is done”.

MPC said the people of Imo State and indeed the Nigerian electorate were expectant and praying that the desires of justice would be met, while it called on all lovers of democracy and justice all over the world to pray along with it to God to steer the hearts of the eminent justices of the Supreme Court to the path of justice in this matter.

National president of MPC Carl Azudibia was quoted to have said that the Nigerian judiciary has had a distinguished and honourable history and has earned international acclaim by producing some of the most brilliant justices the world over. He recalled the roles of jurists such as Charles Daddy Onyeama, Teslim Elias, Chukwudifu Oputa, Udo Udoma, Kayode Eso, Mohammed Uwais and a host of others who distinguished themselves over time in the temple of justice. 

The present bench should seize the opportunity of the moment to live up to the legacy bequeathed to it and write the names of its jurists in gold, MPC said. “It is our hope that the mandate freely given by the good people of Imo State be restored in the interest of democracy, rule of law and good governance,” the group stated.

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