Singer, Charles Oputa, fondly called Charlie Boy, on Wednesday, led a protest against the Supreme Court Judgement on the Imo State Governorship election.
The apex court had in January sacked Emeka Ihedioha of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), replacing him with Hope Uzodinma of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the March 2019 election.
Charlie Boy alongside the protesters under the umbrella of the Imo Concerned Citizens gathered at the Ekwema Square in Owerri, the Imo capital, demanding the reversal of the court’s judgement sacking Emeka Ihedioha as the leader of the South-East State.
According to them, the court must reverse the judgment in Imo State which they described as injustice against the people.
They insisted they would continue the protest until the court reviews the judgement in favour of the PDP.
Operatives of the Department of States Services (DSS), however, prevented a clash between the PDP and APC supporters during the protest.
While reacting to the development, Ihedioha in a tweet on his verified handle, hailed the protesters, calling on them not to relent until justice is served.
Today, concerned citizens of our State took to the streets yet again to carry on with their demand for justice.
I encourage our people to continue to be peaceful and law abiding, as we remain firm in our resolve to strengthen our democracy.
Imo Bu Nke Anyi. pic.twitter.com/fEn153Xt7U
— Emeka Ihedioha (@EmekaIhedioha) February 12, 2020
“Today, concerned citizens of our State took to the streets yet again to carry on with their demand for justice,” he tweeted.
“I encourage our people to continue to be peaceful and law abiding, as we remain firm in our resolve to strengthen our democracy.
“Imo Bu Nke Anyi,” Ihedioha tweeted.