Imo State Governor, Hope Uzordinma, appears to be fed up with those who refer him to as’ Supreme Court Governor’.
The derogatory tag is in reference to the manner in which Uzordinma emerged, via a dramatic judgement that kicked out the People Democratic Party’s candidate, Emeka Ihedioha.
Now, he has petitioned the National Judicial Council (NJC) and Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation, as filed by Batos Chikezie, his special adviser on political matters.
Particularly, he wants them to stop Ogubundu Nwadike, the publicity secretary for PDP in the state, and other loyalists from using the “supreme court governor” tag as it is derogatory and misleading.
“Nwadike has continued to refer to Uzodinma as the supreme court governor and Chief Emeka Ihedioha as the elected governor of the state in the print, electronic and social media” since the supreme court’s decision on January 14, 2020,” the petition read.
According to it, the ‘wicked propaganda; and blackmail characteristically designed to incite and delude the people of the state thereby misdirecting them to disregard the judiciary.
“We call on the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) to quickly clampdown on Nwadike as a practising journalist, and require that all media outlets blacklist him from their stables, blogs, pages and airtime in referencing a duly elected government as an ‘Abuja/supreme court government’, which is a calculated attempt to incite the people of the state and dent the image of the most esteemed judiciary arm of government,” it added.