Viral photos of me crying wasn’t taken after Supreme Court loss – Emeka Ihedioha


Emeka Ihedioha has said the viral photos of him crying wasn’t taken after the Supreme Court nullified his election as Governor of Imo state.

The supreme court had few days back ruled that Ihedioha’s election was illegal and immediately ordered the swearing in of Hope Uzodinma.

After the pronouncement, a photo of Emeka Ihedioha went viral on social media. In the photo, Ihedioha can be seen crying, and news went round that the governor broke down upon hearing the apex court’s judgement.

In a statement released by his media aide AIC Akwarandu, the former governor said that the viral photo of him weeping was not taken after the Supreme court nullified his election but was taken at a funeral he was attending in December 2019.

He said the photo was taken when he received the body of one of his commissioners who died.

Read statement below;

“The picture circulating online does not in any way represent the mood of the Former Governor, Emeka Ihedioha, while the Supreme Court Judgment was announced.

The pictures was taken on Friday, 20th Of December, 2019, when the then Governor received the body of His departed Commissioner for Environment, Late Hon. Tony Okere, at the Council Chambers”.


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