Minister of State for Labour and Productivity, Festus Keyamo has said that the recent declaration of the Supreme Court on Tuesday on Imo state governorship election is neutrality at its best.
His reaction is coming on the heels of the declaration of Hope Uzodinma of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the duly elected governor of Imo state, sacking Emeka Ihedioha.
He took to his Twitter handle to laud popular cleric, Frank Mbaka who predicted Uzodinma’s victory in the Supreme Court.
“The same revered & exalted S/Court of Nigeria that nullified APC’s victory in Zamfara State has affirmed the victory of APC in Imo State. That is judicial neutrality at its VERY BEST. I quickly dropped this here before our usual bad losers begin to cry foul & change the narrative,” he said.
With the likes of Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in 2019 yet to react to the judgement, Keyamo also threw an indirect jibe at him.
Those who can’t be gracious in defeat can’t tell anyone to be magnanimous in victory. Some refuse to accept defeat even when the S/Court has ruled on the matter. They’re the same people who always mouth the ‘Rule of Law’ as if it is only one side that is bound by a court decision
— Festus Keyamo, SAN (@fkeyamo) January 13, 2020