–      Describes Tribunal Judgments As Travesty Of justice

The Peoples Democratic Party Governorship Campaign Council in Imo State has reaffirmed it’s unflinching support for the member representing Ideato North/Ideato South federal constituency in the Federal House of Representative, Hon Ikenga Ugochinyere and that of Ehime Mbano/Ihitte Uboma/Obowo Federal constituency, Hon Jonas Okeke.

The Campaign Council which has Ugochinyere as it Director General also described the verdict of the Imo State National Assembly Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Nasarawa, which recently upturned Ugochinyere’s election as a travesty of justice that will not see the light of day.

Prince Marshall Okorofor Anyanwu, Director General, Imo PDP Governorship Campaign Council, in a release he signed and issued, said, “the verdicts, at best, are a travesty of justice and we are yet to come to terms as to how the court arrived at the judgment relying on a pre-election matter already put to rest by the Supreme Court, recently, which if applied does not give the challengers of our candidates any chance at all.  

Obviously, what we witnessed is the evidence of gang up by the undemocratic forces in Imo who want to keep the State in peril, anguish and poverty, perpetually. They are intimidated by the cohesion and force with which the Imo PDP Governorship Campaign Council led by Ugochinyere [a fearless social crusader and advocate for justice, equity and good governance] is moving with the support of the masses to flush them out of power and make Imo safe and secure again. But they are labouring in vein.

To be clear, Ugochinyere and Okeke won their respective elections fair and square and their deserved victories came as a result of the implicit confidence reposed in them by their constituents. We are confident that the Appeal Court will quash the ill-fated judgment of the lower court and restore the wish of the constituents of our revered members”.

Continuing, the release stated, “the SamJones Governorship Campaign Council is solidly behind Ugochinyere and Okeke in this trying period of their political careers.

Having fought and won even stronger battles in the past, we are confident they will come out stronger from the current one.

As a determined and courageous group with a clear agenda, we are unfazed by the futile efforts of enemies of the State to distract our focus on the core mandate of taking the State back from the oppressive grip of the Hope Uzodimma-led APC government. We therefore urge ndi Imo to remain unwavering in their support for Senator Samuel Anyanwu and Rt. Hon. Jones Onyereri (PhD) to take Imo out of the dungeon.