Appeal Court sacks Ibezim, reinstates Chidoka as Idemili North/South Rep •Verdict victory for democracy, says PDP Chair

Posted by Pamela Eboh, Awka | 30 October 2019 | 1,214 times

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•Idemili Rep member Obinna Chidoka

The Chairman, Anambra State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Ndubuisi Nwobu, has described Obinna Chidoka’s victory at the Court of Appeal as victory for democracy.

Chidoka had appealed the declaration of Ifeanyi Ibezim of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) by the lower court as the winner of Idemili North and South federal constituency.

Addressing journalists in Awka, Nwobu said: “This is a victory for democracy. From day one as a party, we had always said that the February 23, 2019, result was sacrosanct and that there was a winner in Idemili North and South Federal Constituency election.”

He described what the lower tribunal did on the matter as a miscarriage of justice, saying that God has vindicated the just.”

Nwobu enjoined politicians to always respect the sanctity of the ballot box, saying that what happened was a sure way to strengthen the nation’s democracy.

He charged party’s supporters to rejoice over Chidoka’s victory, noting that the development had added greater impetus to the PDP quest to take over power in the state come 2021.

The party congratulated Chidoka for his victory at the Court of Appeal, saying that his success at the appellate court had confirmed the PDP standard-bearer was duly elected in the last National Assembly election.

In the congratulatory message signed by the state Publicity Secretary of PDP, Mr. Nnamdi Nwangwu, the party also congratulated the people of Idemili North and South for the unique opportunity of having Hon Chidoka back in the House of Representatives.

“Hon Obinna Chidoka has done very well and that was why his people re-elected him, but as usual the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) wanted to thwart the collective wish of Idemili people,” PDP said.

The party hailed the judiciary for rising to the occasion by correcting the mistake made by INEC.


Source: News Express

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