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Imo, The Supreme Court Jurists And The Ills Of Democracy By Eberechukwu Lebechi by AnonPoet: 4:30pm On Feb 26, 2021
Imo, the Supreme Court Jurists and the Ills of Democracy

As Imo State government dig deep its status, and the question of democratic leadership raises again, many are wondering how Imo State got here. The trenches of bad governance, legitimacy crisis, unpopular government and its policies have now become the hallmarks of Gov. Hope Uzodinma’s rein in Douglas House. It is one of a depressing story, that has caught Imo citizens and electorates unaware and in search of the moral compass about the essence of democracy.

The crisis of governance and leadership that has continued to bedevil Imo State originated from nowhere than the January 14th, 2020 Supreme Court judgement on the case of Uzodinma vs Ihedioha/SC./2019. It is a decision that the democratic powers of Imo State were hunted down and burnt to ashes in a very troubling way. The sad story now is that while the Supreme Court Jurists in Abuja have moved on from their decision, Imo people are now left to face the consequences of that critical and painful verdict.

Ordinarily, Imo State was supposed to be spared this orgy of democratic misfortunes. But in the ensuing political gimmicks champion within the Nigerian state, those with the muscles, connections and roadmap to high places in Abuja often have the last and powerful say even over the collective will of the people. It is powerful forces that the Nigerian democracy breathes has caused Imo this present political catastrophe.

Uzodinma can afford to swim in the euphoria of the power accord to him by the Supreme Court, but deep down, he is aware that Imo voters never at any particular time extended their mandate and legitimacy to him. The crisis of legitimacy will perpetually remain an albatross to the government that he superintend over.

Further, the most challenging aspects of the Supreme Court’s decision, is not about the leadership vacuum and crisis it has created, but the developmental gap, Imo State will suffer from within this period. At present, from teachers, pensioners, public service workers in the state are all trapped in the misgovernance brought about by Uzodinma. The sorry state of infrastructure has even gone worse, with no hope that things will ever get better under the administration.

More importantly, the citizens should see the Supreme Court as a democratic institution that is constantly on the defense of hapless citizens. Doing everything within its constitutional scope to the protect the inalienable rights of the people. Chief among the constitutional rights of the people is the free rights to vote in an election. But when those rights are denied, you have a crisis that ends derailing the very meaning of democracy itself.

In Imo, it is the pain of staying with a Supteme Court decision that has no bearing on the decision of Imo electorates in the 2019 governorship election. While legal luminaries may engage in the extrapolation of what constitutes the law and the arrival of the Supreme Court at such decision, the Imo voter knows where his heart went and the party that he/she gave his or her mandate went to.

The contrary step taken by the Court has tended to betray the mandate and the rights of the people. Rather than the court acting as a safeguard to democracy, it has regrettably expose the Ills of democracy and its institutional leakages and lack of accountability. It is not too late for the Supreme Court to take a second look at that decision. The court upend this catastrophic legal decision by re-examining the case of Uche Nwosu vs APP & Others again. That is what Imo voters deserve. It is the minimal requirement for redress in the midst of a depressing political judgement. Time is key here.

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Re: Imo, The Supreme Court Jurists And The Ills Of Democracy By Eberechukwu Lebechi by ipobarethieves: 5:14pm On Feb 26, 2021
undecided Allow HOPE UZODIMA to clean Imo state of filthy nonsense there.Okorocha the statues ex gov is a thief..Ihedioha isn't a saint .Abi,where Ihedioha see money he take buy that bus machine sad? Imolites pipu money focus.

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Re: Imo, The Supreme Court Jurists And The Ills Of Democracy By Eberechukwu Lebechi by Chogu1: 5:15pm On Feb 26, 2021
Truly unfortunate
Re: Imo, The Supreme Court Jurists And The Ills Of Democracy By Eberechukwu Lebechi by Samanza89: 5:15pm On Feb 26, 2021
The supreme court governor will vacate the seat soon...

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Re: Imo, The Supreme Court Jurists And The Ills Of Democracy By Eberechukwu Lebechi by TGM2015: 5:15pm On Feb 26, 2021
Finished Reading.

The first thing is to acknowledge that the Supreme Court judgement was based on valid evidence. The case brought to the court is of unlawful voiding of votes. The INEC cancel some votes illegally, the votes were cancelled based on assumptions that it was corruptly obtained after the PO have declared result, election sheets were signed and pasted with copies given to all relevant stakeholders.

According to our current electoral law, no law can void a validly declared votes. This is reason why some smart crook politicians make sure that results were never declared in polling units where they are not winning. The courts, including the Supreme Court never imposed a candidate on Imo State residents, they only agreed to the subsisting law, accept all illegal cancelled votes, take the summation of the new figures, and declared the person/party with highest votes winner.

The most recent elections where Supreme Court imposed candidates on voters are Bayelsa and Zamfara states where Supreme Court nullified majority votes casted and called them wasted votes because of error of either the candidates or the party.

In Zamfara over 80% of the total votes casted were total ignored, in all fairness, the court should have ordered a new election. Our media are not seeing that as injustice and impositions because it does not suit what they want to sell.

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Re: Imo, The Supreme Court Jurists And The Ills Of Democracy By Eberechukwu Lebechi by Ganzoh: 5:16pm On Feb 26, 2021
The decay in the judicial system of this country at large is ridiculously high

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Re: Imo, The Supreme Court Jurists And The Ills Of Democracy By Eberechukwu Lebechi by MANNABBQGRILLS: 5:17pm On Feb 26, 2021
Just give us a better nation that will deserve, that is all we are asking for.

Nigeria will be great again in our lifetime.
God bless Nigeria.

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Re: Imo, The Supreme Court Jurists And The Ills Of Democracy By Eberechukwu Lebechi by MANNABBQGRILLS: 5:17pm On Feb 26, 2021
TGM2015:
Reading

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Re: Imo, The Supreme Court Jurists And The Ills Of Democracy By Eberechukwu Lebechi by Nobody: 5:17pm On Feb 26, 2021
IPOB sponsored


Personally, I detest the imo state governor. But It is clear that the writer is from a crop of the dissident miscreant group called IPOBs





I am AkpanAkwaIBom, I am UdoUyo

I torture IPOBs for a living

Please patronize me

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Re: Imo, The Supreme Court Jurists And The Ills Of Democracy By Eberechukwu Lebechi by ShackWes(f): 5:18pm On Feb 26, 2021
SC fûcked that state up mehn
Re: Imo, The Supreme Court Jurists And The Ills Of Democracy By Eberechukwu Lebechi by JosephXavier: 5:20pm On Feb 26, 2021
The Sharia Court sorry Supreme Court of Nigeria is just a reflection of how bad Nigeria has detoriarated

Court which is supposed to be the hope of a common man is the hope of an influential criminal instead

His reaction and action towards the IPOB in his state has shown us how bad a leader he is and the way he is fighting his predecessor Rochas Okolocha also

It will be a shame on Ndi Imo if this man remains in government house beyond 2023

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Re: Imo, The Supreme Court Jurists And The Ills Of Democracy By Eberechukwu Lebechi by Nobody: 5:22pm On Feb 26, 2021
Let it be known that Hope Uzodinma being the Gov of Imo State is a mistake and a disaster.

That man was given to us by the Judiciary and now, he is suffering that same Judiciary. I heard he has not paid them their January salaries.

Fucc'd up gov frm d pit of hell

He has not done anything of worthy. Being using his power to demolish the properties stolen by the prev criminal govn(Okorocha). He has not executed any "new" project, what he does is to renovate "fairly good" roads, but turn blind eyes to bad roads.

Woe betide anybody that open his mouth and praise Hope Uzodinma. he and Buhari have special room in hell fire angry

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Re: Imo, The Supreme Court Jurists And The Ills Of Democracy By Eberechukwu Lebechi by blinking001(m): 5:23pm On Feb 26, 2021
My problem with people from the yeast AKA ipobians is that they never criticize their bad leaders...the menace of bad leadership in Imo state is only a microcosm of what the entire eastern region is facing...from Abia to Enugu to Anambra they've all been plagued with bad leadership...what borders me is the sworn silence of secrecy by their people..they never criticize their leaders but will always masturbate with any news that involves our darling president and Tinubu...well Ebonyi state seems to be an exception.....let's all work together so that Nigeria can be great for us and our unborn children...wanting out isn't the solution because this same set of touts will still lead in the newly formed republic....Nigeria must be great..
God bless President Buhari
God bless the federal Republic of Nigeria

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Re: Imo, The Supreme Court Jurists And The Ills Of Democracy By Eberechukwu Lebechi by Henix(m): 5:23pm On Feb 26, 2021
The Supreme Court governor seems not to be delivering
Re: Imo, The Supreme Court Jurists And The Ills Of Democracy By Eberechukwu Lebechi by Macphenson: 5:25pm On Feb 26, 2021
MANNABBQGRILLS:
Just give us a better nation that will deserve, that is all we are asking for.

Nigeria will be great again in our lifetime.
God bless Nigeria.


There will never be a better Nation without equal rights, peace and justice.

Stop being delusional kiddo.

The supreme Court headed by the Sharia law judge really murdered sleep in Imo state.

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Re: Imo, The Supreme Court Jurists And The Ills Of Democracy By Eberechukwu Lebechi by amanzejude(m): 5:26pm On Feb 26, 2021
Werey

PatriotExact:
IPOB sponsored


Personally, I detest the imo state governor. But It is clear that the writer is from a crop of the dissident miscreant group called IPOBs





I am AkpanAkwaIBom, I am UdoUyo

I torture IPOBs for a living

Please patronize me
Re: Imo, The Supreme Court Jurists And The Ills Of Democracy By Eberechukwu Lebechi by IamFINESSE: 5:27pm On Feb 26, 2021
Hope is fucken hopeless
Re: Imo, The Supreme Court Jurists And The Ills Of Democracy By Eberechukwu Lebechi by Mitsurugi(m): 5:30pm On Feb 26, 2021
PatriotExact:
IPOB sponsored


Personally, I detest the imo state governor. But It is clear that the writer is from a crop of the dissident miscreant group called IPOBs





I am AkpanAkwaIBom, I am UdoUyo

I torture IPOBs for a living

Please patronize me


Keep kwayet! If you want attention ask politely.

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Re: Imo, The Supreme Court Jurists And The Ills Of Democracy By Eberechukwu Lebechi by dvdwed(m): 5:31pm On Feb 26, 2021
The Imo curse.
Re: Imo, The Supreme Court Jurists And The Ills Of Democracy By Eberechukwu Lebechi by AUMAN: 5:33pm On Feb 26, 2021
This write up was sponsored by Rochas Okorocha.Gov.Hope Uzodimma had a concrete evidence that his votes in 288 polling units were not counted.Ihedioha and his legal team did not dispute this.Supreme court was right.Hope Uzodimma is working and Imo is working

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Re: Imo, The Supreme Court Jurists And The Ills Of Democracy By Eberechukwu Lebechi by TGM2015: 5:34pm On Feb 26, 2021
MANNABBQGRILLS:
Oga wetin I do u dat u dey looked me with dat kain eye, hmmm?
Re: Imo, The Supreme Court Jurists And The Ills Of Democracy By Eberechukwu Lebechi by jlinkd78(m): 5:35pm On Feb 26, 2021
Deep down in Uzodimma heart he knows he is an usurper cum persona nongrata at d Douglas House. The writer appears to be rooting for d Okorochas political dynasty with d mention of Uche Nwosu. Any restitution on this matter will be giving back Ihedioha his mandate and apologizing to him thereafter.

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Re: Imo, The Supreme Court Jurists And The Ills Of Democracy By Eberechukwu Lebechi by jlinkd78(m): 5:35pm On Feb 26, 2021
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Re: Imo, The Supreme Court Jurists And The Ills Of Democracy By Eberechukwu Lebechi by mauchiz: 5:39pm On Feb 26, 2021
As for Hope and Rochas they can kill themselves if they like, they are a disaster for all I know
Re: Imo, The Supreme Court Jurists And The Ills Of Democracy By Eberechukwu Lebechi by hisgrace090: 5:40pm On Feb 26, 2021
Imo is bearing the brunt.
Re: Imo, The Supreme Court Jurists And The Ills Of Democracy By Eberechukwu Lebechi by wink2015: 5:42pm On Feb 26, 2021
ROCHAS OKOROCHA just dey disgrace himself over material things.

No wonder he was fighting tooth and nail to impose his inlaw has governor of Imo state.

But the likes of Adams Oshiomole stood against him.

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Re: Imo, The Supreme Court Jurists And The Ills Of Democracy By Eberechukwu Lebechi by Tloc(m): 5:45pm On Feb 26, 2021
For the justices that made that evil judgement, may posterity grant them same evil tidings. At that level of their professional achievement, they looked the other way and took a decision that might scar the IMO people for a long time. That decision lacks merit and set the JUDICIARY back a notch in my take.

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Re: Imo, The Supreme Court Jurists And The Ills Of Democracy By Eberechukwu Lebechi by Eastlink(m): 5:48pm On Feb 26, 2021
Okorocha sponsored article. Hope is working. Anyone who is against Hope’s demystyfication of Rochas is an enemy of the good people of Imo state.

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Re: Imo, The Supreme Court Jurists And The Ills Of Democracy By Eberechukwu Lebechi by Kingspin(m): 5:52pm On Feb 26, 2021
Uzodinma vs Ihedioha/SC./2019.

Remain the seven wonders of Nigerian democracy.

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