Former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Honorable Yakubu Dogara, has again tossed another bombshell in continuation of his battle against the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to which he belongs, by stating that Honorable Emeka Ihedioha was denied of his triumph as the elected governor of Imo State.
Dogara said that Ihedioha’s daylight robbery when his election as governor of Imo State was invalidated by the Supreme Court in January 2020.
The former Speaker, according to his media aide, spoke at the thanksgiving service to celebrate the 90th birthday celebration of Ihedioha’s mom, Dame Dorothy Ihedioha, at St James Anglican Church, Asokoro, Abuja, on Sunday.
Dogara noted with thrilled that the stolen electoral mandate of Ihedioha in no manner break his spirits, adding that “he has moved on with life.”
He then lauded Ihedioha’s versatility and courage, attributes he said came from the upbringing he received from his mother.
He said: “We want to thank God for the gift of life and, more importantly, the gift of longevity. As it is said that the impact of a life is not measured by the quantum of years you live, but by how impactful one’s life is.
“We have seen the impact of your life in the church, the community, and in the lives of your children as represented by my wonderful brother, His Excellency, Honourable Emeka Ihedioha. “He has supported me and one of the meetings that led to my emergence as Speaker was held in his Guest House.”
The former Speaker added that “I want to say this with all humility that our brother here [Ihedioha] suffered a brazen daylight robbery, and I can be quoted, but I thank God that he didn’t bend or become depressed.
“And I believe it is his faith in God that kept him and he must have contacted this grace from our mother.”
Turning to the celebrant, Dogara said, “Mama, we thank God for your life and we pray you will continue to age in grace, and by His grace, you will reach 120 years in good health and in prosperity.
“And we will be here to celebrate with you.”