Outrage and shock have greeted the judgement of the Imo State National/State Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal, which removed Honourable Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere as the member representing Ideato North/South federal constituency of Imo State in the House of Representatives and declared a supplementary election in 55 polling units of the constituency with the exception of Ugochinyere.
Reacting to the judgement, Ugochinyere who is the Chairman, House Committee on Petroleum (Downstream) says despite the obvious positions of law, the Tribunal did what it did. He blamed Governor Hope Uzodimma for the legal coup.
the PDP lawmaker said the governor, Hope Uzodinma will be held accountable.
The Tribunal had ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to within 90 days, conduct a supplementary election in the constituency.