A former Secretary of Nigerian Institute of Public Relations, Abia State chapter, Dr. Emma Ejiogu, has advised those who failed to secure the Douglas House seat in Owerri, Imo State, to wait for their turn if they have the Imo agenda in mind.
Comrade Ejiogu told The Oracle Today in Umuahia that challenging the victory of Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha who won the Imo State governorship election “was like trying to provoke God.”
Expressing happiness that his nephew, Philip Ejiogu, secured victory to represent Owerri North State constituency in the Imo State House of Assembly, the veteran journalist equally offered a recipe for credible and peaceful elections in future.
Calling on those who contested with Ihedioha for the coveted Imo governorship seat to sheath their sword and forget about unnecessary litigations, Ejiogu said:
“Those who contested the Douglas House seat with Ihedioha should sheath their swords and avoid unnecessary litigations.
“They should not waste their time, energy and resources at the law courts if they truly believe that Imo is in the hands of God and they have Imo agenda in mind.
“The message is clear and obvious, one with God is majority. When God takes a position, you cannot lobby Him. So, it is good to always listen to the voice of the people and the voice of God. God spoke and the masses heard the voice of God. Going to court to challenge Ihedioha’s victory is like trying to provoke God.
“It is God that won the election and you cannot compete with God. The losers should go back and patiently wait for their turn.”
Ejiogu who hails from Owerri further advised that for future elections in Imo to be less acrimonious, politicians should keep to equity and fulfill the yearnings of the electorate.
Thanking God for His benevolence towards the Ejiogu’s family and the Owerri zone where the governor-elect comes from, he exclaimed that Philips’ father Sir Ambrose Ejiogu, a powerful power broker in Imo, has been rewarded.
“All the Ejiogu’s in Nigeria and the Diaspora are happy with the outcome of the elections. Without going to a diviner, every other Imolite is happy, especially with the outcome of the governorship election in the state. It is the Lord’s doing. He has always come for the poor masses when the need arises.
“Also, we are happy for Sir Ambrose Ejiogu. He is a mentor of many politicians that have passed through Imo state and beyond. So, there was joy all over, following the emergence of Philip Ejiogu, last son of Sir Ambrose Ejiogu as a legislator-elect, representing Owerri North State Constituency. This simply translates to a kingmaker finally and divinely getting a king now.”