By Victor Madu
Retired Assistant Inspector General of Police, Charles Ugomuoh has asked governorship candidates who lost at the just concluded March 9 elections in Imo State to rally round the winner, Emeka Ihedioha of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP to move the state forward.
Ugomuoh who gave this advice in a press briefing in Owerri, yesterday said that Ihedioha won the election by all standard and in line with the requirements of the constitution.
He urged Uche Nwosu of the Action Alliance AA, Ifeanyi Araraume of All Progressives Grand Alliance APGA, Hope Uzodinma of All Progressives Congress APC and other candidates to desist from approaching the Tribunal to challenge the election result and save their energy and resources instead.
According him, such attempt would amount to futility and will not be in the best interest of the Imo people who are expectant of good governance and dividends of democracy from the governor elect.
“The Imo governor elect, Rt. Emeka Ihedioha won the election fair and square having pulled the highest number of votes of 273, 404 to beat his closest rival with a vote difference of 82, 040 and having met the constitutional provisions of the law on 2/3 of votes cast in an election.
“The much ado about 2/3 of votes casted and maligning the professor who diligently carried out the election duties in Imo State should not arise. This is bad losers syndrome.
“I therefore call on our brothers who lost the election to stealth their sword and stop dissipating energy and state resources wantonly on a wild goose chase.
“They should accept the reality of their defeat and move quickly to congratulate and embrace the winner to deliver the good governance he has promised to Imo people.” the Ex police chief said.