President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has congratulated Senator Hope Uzodinma on his victory at the Supreme Court.
The Supreme Court on Tuesday sacked Gov Emeka Ihedioha of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and declared the All Progressive Congress, APC’s Hope Uzodinma as the Governor of Imo State.
It, therefore, ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to withdraw the certificate of return from former Governor Emeka Ihedioha and issue Uzodinma with certificate of return as governor of the state.
Reacting, Lawan in a statement by his Special Adviser (Media) Ola Awoniyi congratulated the APC for peacefully retrieving its mandate through the constitutionally stipulated judicial process.
He said the unanimous decision of the seven-member panel of the highest court in the land had cleared any doubt on the victory of the APC in the election.
“This is a victory for democracy, the rule of law, the All Progressives Congress and the good people of Imo State.
“The new Governor-elect should be magnanimous in victory and see his mandate as a call to serve his people conscientiously and to the best of his ability,” he Lawan
Lawan also wished the governor-elect a successful tenure in office.
He praised the Nigerian Judiciary for reasserting itself as a sacred chapel for judicious resolution of disputes.