Former Governors, Deputies may Join Forces Against Govt
…. View Court Action As Pay Back For Repealed Pension Law
IMO Former Governors, Deputies and Speakers may gang up against Governor Hope Uzodinma by supporting the pending legal suit instituted by Philip Umeadi which would be coming up on the 22 of October.
Information to Lead revealed that former Governors of Imo State,their Deputies as well as the Speakers whose pensions and other allowances were stopped by Uzodinma’s led administration now want to try their luck by throwing their weights behind the said Philip Umeadi to see if Governor Hope Uzodinma would be shown the way out by the Supreme Court.
Philip Umeadi has gone to Supreme Court where he is seeking the court’s interpretation of the judgement which declared that Uche Nwosu ought to be the Governorship candidate of the APC in the 2019 elections but by virtue of double nominations by the APC and the Action Alliance, the candidature had been stripped off him.
Umeadi however is now asking same Supreme Court to interprete the said judgement in line with Uzodinma who same Supreme Court, declared the winner of the Governorship election held in Imo on March 9 2019.
With the said impending suit, the former Governors of Imo state,their Deputies as well as speakers who Governor Uzodinma in the bid to save unnecessary expenses for the state, through the state House of Assembly, repealed the law which empowered the said people from receiving pensions amongst other allowances.
Imo state Government received encomium from the general public when this law was repealed by the Government of Uzodinma but those concerned were not at peace with the arrangement hence their plot to throw their weights behind Umeadi to see if something positive would happen so that another Government would reconsider them.
Speaking with Lead Newspapers, one of the former Governors who would not want his name in print revealed that though there was a kind of division among the former Governors over the issue at hand, but some of them including the Deputies and Speakers are praying as well as supporting Umeadi’s course.
While the matter is still pending in suit, the Legal Adviser to Lead Newspapers,Barr Obinna Anaele while describing the impending suit as dead on arrival enthused that Umeadi as plaintiff in the said suit lacks locus to institute the case pointing out that he never contested in the election.
The Lawyer who advised all the aggrieved parties to put all their arsenal ahead of next election made it clear that Supreme Court would not condescend to argue on a matter which it has earlier decided when it declared Uzodinma winner.