“Those Calling Me ‘Supreme Court Governor’ Don’t Know What They Are Saying” – Uzodinma

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Imo state governor - Hope Uzodinma
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Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State has lambasted those addressing him as Supreme Court Governor, describing them as ignorant people.

Speaking in an interview with Channels Television’s on Friday, the Governor argued he was not the first to be favoured by a Supreme Court justice, adding that he emerged as governor of the state through legitimate means.

Imo state governor - Hope Uzodinma
Imo state governor – Hope Uzodinma

“It is the height of ignorance because they don’t know what they are saying. There is a reason for the Supreme Court. In the doctrine and principle of democracy, the law expected that there would be grievances and malpractices in the electoral process,” Uzodinma said.

“When this happens, the only legitimate right you have is to seek redress at the court. And of course, the court determines. Remember that this is not the first time, so many elections had held where the candidates went to court and they got justice. So, why will mine be different?

“Human beings voted and the votes were not counted. I went to the Supreme Court and INEC was unable to explain why they did not enter the result. It was a simple judgment. The Supreme Court said INEC was wrong.”

On governance, Uzodinma said his administration had been making efforts to increase the Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) of Imo State.

He, however, regretted that following the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the state’s IGR nosedived.

According to the governor, a huge percentage of companies doing business in Imo have not filed in their tax returns to the state government.

“By January, we were trying to build up our Internally Generated Revenue which was on the increase. By February it was on the increase but the thing nosedived in March.

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“As I speak to you, 95 per cent of the companies operating in Imo State have not filed their annual returns,” he said.

Recall that Uzodinma emerged as Imo governor after the Supreme Court sacked Emeka Ihedioha of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on January 14.

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