Imo Diaspora Coalition Asks Trump To Hang Travel Ban On Supreme Court Justices Over “Atrocious Ruling”

Ibrahim-Tanko-Muhammad

A coalition of Imo indigenes in diaspora, under the auspice of IMO DIASPORA COALITION FOR JUSTICE AND DEMOCRACY, have asked the government of the United States to hang travel ban on justices of “Nigeria’s Disgraceful Partisan Supreme Court” and members of their families for the “judicial coup” they unleashed on Imo people by overturning the landslide electoral victory of Emeka Ihedioha of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and handed it to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Party candidate, Hope Uzodinma, who came a distant fourth position in the election.

This was contained in a petition the group sent to United States president, Donald Trump and Nancy Pelosi, speaker of US House of Representatives.

The coalition urged the US government to sanction these “compromised Justices who delivered this atrocious ruling and who we demand sanctioned, if they fail to reverse their fraudulent judgement.”

The justices are, Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad (CJN), Kudrat Kekere–Ekun, Sylvester Ngwuta, Olukayode Ariwoola, Aminu Sanusi, Amina Augie, and
Uwani Abba-Aji.

Recall that on Tuesday, a panel of Nigerian Supreme Court, led by Tanko (CJN), had sacked Mr. Ihedioha as Imo governor and replaced him with Uzodinma, in a decision seen by majority of Nigeria as shocking.

Senator Uzodinma was sworn in Wednesday as governor. But the controversy surrounding that controversial decision, which also surprised constitutional scholars, is not going away.

Nigerians continue to condemn it on Social Media and the PDP plans a protest march on Sunday to register its displeasure over what it dubbed travesty of justice.

Meanwhile below is the petition Imolites in diaspora sent to president Trump and Speaker Pelosi:

PETITION TO PRESIDENT TRUMP AND SPEAKER PELOSI : GOAL 1000 SIGNATURES BY JAN 22, 2020. YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE FROM IMO STATE TO SIGN, ONLY AN ADVOCATE FOR JUSTICE! THIS FIGHT IS NOT OVER UNTIL IT IS OVER! SIGN AND SHARE VERY EXTENSIVELY!

Dear President Trump,

Nigeria’s Disgraceful Partisan Supreme Court Must Reverse Her Recent Perverted Ruling or Be Placed on Visa Ban or no Fly List, Including Members of their Immediate Families.

The Nigeria’s Supreme Court recently in what has been described a “judicial coup”, overturned the landslide Imo State Governorship electoral mandate, given to Rt Hon Emeka Ihedioha of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and handed victory to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Party candidate, Hope Uzodinma, who came a distant fourth position in the election. Imo State is a totally Christian State!

On March 9, 2019, during Nigeria’s gubernatorial elections held in Imo State Nigeria, the incumbent APC Party candidate, Hope Uzodinma lost in this highly Christians concentrated enclave to a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), candidate, former Speaker of the National House of Representatives Rt. Hon Emeka Ihedioha, a Knight of the order of St. Christopher of the Anglican Communion, and three others. According to official figures of the electoral umpire- the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the results were as follows;

1. Accredited voters is =823,743.

2. The total valid votes cast is = 714,355

3. Rejected votes = 25,130

4. Total votes cast (Line 2 Plus 3) is = 739,485

The top four candidates received the following number of votes:

5. Rt Hon Emeka Ihedioha (People’s Democratic Party-PDP) = 273,404 votes

6. Mr Uche Nwosu (Action Alliance -AA) = 190,364 votes.

7. Ifeanyi Ararume (All Progressives Grand Alliance- APGA) = 114,676 votes

8. Hope Uzodinma (All Progressives Congress- APC “Moslem Party”) = 96,458 votes

On the basis of the above the INEC declared Rt Hon Emeka Ihedioha the winner. However, thereafter all the losers went to court, with Hon Ihedioha sustaining his win at the tribunal, and again at the appeal court. Then at the Supreme Court something strange and yet inexplicable happened, the Supreme Court accepted previously tendered and INEC rejected 213,699 votes from Mr Hope Uzodinma, the fourth placed candidate which was adjudged to be fake and unreliable by the trial Tribunal and concurred by the Court of Appeal.
They added these fake votes to the official INEC declared votes for him of 96,458 to give Mr Uzodinma the winning votes of 310,153.

But in a haste to gain foothold in this Christian enclave of Imo State, through their proxy Mr Uzodinma (a notorious character who had been indicted by a Presidential Task Force on fraud for diverting over $11m meant for dredging a government sea port channel and currently has a bench warrant for his arrest issued by an Abuja Magistrate Court for issuance of N200 million naira dud cheque amongst other criminal infractions) they forgot simple Arithmetic.

When that whole fake results were added without adjustment to other figures, it brought the total votes cast to 928,054 , which is not only higher than INEC declared total valid votes cast of 714,355 but total number of accredited voters of 823,743 for the election. Yet, the Supreme Court in a bizarre judgment awarded more votes to the fourth placed candidate, that inflated total votes cast above the number of voters, and made him winner. When confronted in private, two of the justices said, “we were under instructions”.

Nigeria legal system allows for Supreme Court to reverse itself in certain circumstances including where the judgement was obtained by fraudulent representations as in the case herein.

It is based on these that we are calling on the partisan-agenda driven Nigeria’s Supreme court to review and reverse their decision, within ten days, or be sanctioned alongside their immediate families with visa ban and/or put on international No-fly list.

The compromised Justices who delivered this atrocious ruling and who we demand sanctioned, if they fail to reverse their fraudulent judgement are
Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad,
Justice Kudrat Kekere–Ekun,
Justice Sylvester Ngwuta,
Justice Olukayode Ariwoola,
Justice Aminu Sanusi, Amina Augie, and
Justice Uwani Abba-Aji.

We need your intervention Mr. President!

Thank you!

Signed
Eddie Oparaoji
Matthew Mbanaja
Chijike Ndukwu
Chiwuikem Ihediwa
Adaugo Vivian Agwuocha
Hyacinth Nwachukwu
Jerry Uchechukwu
Joy Mmegwa
Anyanwu Benedict
Benson Ifeanyi
Kelechi Eberechi
AIhetuge Paschal
Ntim Jonathan
Nneoma Jonathan
Festus Nnodim
Patricia Ndubisi
Uchenna Nomso
Chidiebere Madumere
Noble Ndubuisi
Flavius Ndubuisi
Goodness Nwafor
Eusebius Emereole
Calista Nnadi
Victor Chikere
Petrus Onyeokoro
Ugochukwu Nwanna
Michael Ishiguzo
Stan Ogadinma
Amam Nwaopara
Ejike Ozoemena
Zeph Achilonu
Isidore Nwoko
Basil Ugwo
Chima Ozioma
Marcel Njoku
Lucky Toochukwu
Ken Obijuru
Emeka Ebiringa
Paul Nwankwo
Michael Izundu
Joshua Ohanu
Christopher Ihekaire
Stella Amanze
Judith Ahamefule
Silas Etoh
Flavor Onyakachi
Luke Chilaka
Chinonso Udeze
Canice Onu
Charles Umudim
Obasi Agwulonu
Nathan Nkemakolam
Vitus Gozie
Bartholomew Akachi
Thomas Abara
Nwada Akanegbu
Kelechi Wilson
Chizoma Samuel
Enyinna Azuogu
Nnenna Onuoha
Austin Ibeawuchi
Obi Chetachi
Fidelis Okoronkwo
Alphonsus Madubuchi
Daniel Uka
Lawrence Unachukwu
Helen Nwachukwu
Philomena Ogbuja
Deborah Opara
Declan Agwulonu
Polycarp Ejekam
Suzanna Ikeh
Ekene Dimkpa
Stephen Ejiogu
Magellan Ebomuche
David Aso
Damian Ukaga
Kyrian Asoluka
Peter Ezeude
Joseph Okwu
Tunde Ibekwe
Nwalozie Obinna
Ahunna Chidebere
Chinedu Chiedozie
Esther Nweze
Bentley Ogbonna
Thed Clement
Chizoba Nwuzor
Nosike Ebirim
Uchenne Chimezie
Gabriel. C. Madu
Kings Nnaji
Chinemerem Daniel Owuliri
Anthony Egbuhuzor
Robert Unegbu
Eddie Eze Ojukwu
Olelewe Nwamaka
Godwin Osuagwu
James Osuagwu
Charles Ihejirika
Donatus O. Ekeanyanwu
Kate Nwaete- Nwanedo
Patrick Iroegbu
Charlie Ogbuehi
Ibeh Tobechukwu Cynthia
Ndukwu Prisca
Chuks Ikedigwe
Chimaeze Amadi
Prince Ferdinand Alilonu
Moses Ohaegbuchi
Anne Nkwocha
Colman Ejerenwa
Njoku obioma
Esther Anosike
Olivia Anyanwu
Bismarck Njoku
Austin Ifeanyi Anadu
Daberechi Ezebunwa
Chisom Ezebunwa
Zara Blessing
Eburuche John
Ogechi Ugwo



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