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The governorship candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), in Ebonyi State, Chukwuma Ifeanyi Odii, on Sunday asserted nobody can force the Supreme Court to do otherwise, after giving judgement on a matter.
Odii, who was a few weeks ago declared the authentic guber candidate of the PDP in Ebonyi State, vowed to reconcile all aggrieved members ahead of the forthcoming 2023 general election.
The guber candidate made this known while speaking with newsmen, shortly after in a meeting with stakeholders that took place at his campaign office located in Abakaliki, capital of Ebonyi State.
He stated: ‘It is our collective victory at the Supreme Court. It is a victory for Ebonyi people and a victory for all the members of the PDP family. Now, we have gotten the victory, we are going to work very hard to ensure that we win in the next general election.
‘I’m reaching out to all PDP members from house to house, contacting them and showing them the reasons to work together and reclaim Ebonyi, because it belongs to PDP.’
Odii, also reacted to an allegation making the rounds in the state, that the Supreme Court did not rule on the main pending appeal suit that existed between him (Odii) and Senator Obinna Ogba.
He said: ‘The Supreme Court is the apex court in Nigeria and I doubt that in the history of Nigeria, you can’t force a court to do otherwise, whenever they have given a judgement, there is no going back.
‘It’s possible that my emergence is putting fear on some people, it’s not me saying it but that may be the general perception.
‘I’m not coming to be a governor of Ohaozara people, Onicha LGA or Izzi people, but a governor for Ebonyi State at large,’ he stated.
Meanwhile, the Senator Obinna Ogba, representing Ebonyi Central Senatorial Zone in the national assembly, yesterday called on his supporters to have confidence in the Supreme Court of Nigeria, despite its ruling on who becomes the authentic governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in the state.
Ogba disclosed that there is still one more appeal case pending in the apex court for ruling, and called on them, not to lose hope, that the national leadership of the PDP will soon decide on who becomes the authentic governorship candidate of the party in the state.