A former governor of Imo State, Ikedi Ohakim, has appealed to aggrieved governorship candidates in the last election to withdraw their cases in the State Election Petitions Tribunal against the governor-elect of the state, Emeka Ihedioha.
Ohakim in a statement on Thursday issued by his media aide, Collins Ughala, said that doing so was in the best interest of the state.
The politician who ruled the state between 2007 and 2011 recalled how he was faced with 19 cases which lasted up to Supreme Court during his time as governor.
Ohakim, said, “Continuing with the court cases would be inimical to the progress of the state. It would scare away development partners and other investors because investors do not invest where there are litigations. The numerous litigations I faced was the reason the foreign partners for the refinery project located at Ohaji/Egbema Local Government Area pulled out. Read more