The group named Biafra Zionists Federation, BZF, on Wednesday, February 20, has given the Imo State governor, Senator Hope Uzodinma, a fresh ultimatum to quit the Imo Government House by March 9, 2020.
Recall that, the Supreme Court had sacked the election of Hon Emeka Ihedioha of the Peoples Democratic Party as Imo State Governor and declared Hope Uzodinma of the All progressives Congress, APC, as authentic governor of Imo State.
The apex court declared Hope Uzodinma of APC who came fourth as the winner of the March 9 governorship election in the state.
In the unanimous judgment of the seven-member panel, read by Justice Kudirat Kekere-Ekun, the apex court agreed that results in 388 polling units were unlawfully excluded during the collation of the final governorship election result in Imo State.
Justice Kekere-Ekun said with the results from the 388 polling units added, Mr Uzodinma polled a majority of the lawful votes and ought to have been declared the winner of the election by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.
Also, the Supreme Court on Tuesday, February 18, had adjourned ruling on the application filed by ousted Imo State Governor Emeka Ihedioha, seeking to overturn an earlier decision of the apex court which removed him from office.
A panel of seven justices led by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Mohammad, fixed March 2, 2020 for ruling on the matter.
This is to enable other processes required for the hearing of the case to be filed.
Chief Justice Tanko Mohammed who presided issued the order for adjournment following a request by Ihedioha’s lawyer Kanu Agabi.
Meanwhile, the pro-Biafra group said Uzodinma must quit the Imo Government House by March 9, 2020 for the sacked Hon. Emeka Ihedioha of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
This is also as they threatened to drag President Muhammadu Buhari and Service Chiefs to the International Criminal Court, ICC, over the latest killings across the country.
The group spoke in reaction to the reported killing and burying of 7 villagers in Delta State community by suspected herdsmen.
Self-acclaimed President of the BZF, Barrr. Benjamin Onwuka said in Enugu that the killing of the 7 villagers would not be swept under the carpet.
He said the group received with shock the gruesome murder of the helpless villagers “and has perfected plans to take the matter to the ICC since the Muhammadu Buhari-led government is paying deaf ears to the atrocious activities of herdsmen.”
Onwuka alleged that the killings were no ordinary security issues “but part of the game plan to hand over the Biafra territory to Islam by force.”
“How would one explain that 7 persons, including a 7-year-old child will be murdered in cold-blood without any trace?
“The question we are asking is- are these herdsmen spirits? How come they operate at will and none has ever been arrested?
“We want to make it clear that this will not go like other killings in the past; we are taking the case to the ICC where all those involved will be brought to book.”
On Uzodinma, Onwuka claimed that his government lacked legitimacy.
“We have already communicated the development in Imo State to the United States and actions are being taken. Hope Uzodinma knows that he was not elected by the people, but was imposed on them by the Supreme Court as part of the game plan to foist Islamic agenda on us.
“But, we thank God that the US has taken interest in the matter; so, we are telling Uzodinma to vacate the Imo Government House before March 9. On that day, I shall be leading Emeka Ihedioha back to the Government House,” Onwuka boasted.