Ebonyi PDP: "Multiple Litigation, Cause Of Our Woes", Ebonyi PDP Chieftain.
The Chairman, Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Ebonyi state, Mr Tochukwu Okorofar Okorie has lamented that multiple litigation was the cause of the party's failure in the just concluded presidential and National assembly elections in Ebonyi state.
Okorie made this remarks in a statement he issued and made available to newsmen in Abakalikj.
He explained that he was not in court because of the governorship candidate, but went to court to challenge an imposter and usurper who they were using as a tool to destabilize the party and weaken the political base of the Leader of the party so as to pave the way for a certain presidential candidate.
The PDP chieftain wondered why Dr Ifeanyi Chukwuma Odii after claiming victory in a cancelled primary election ran to court the following morning to challenge his own victory, adding that that was the beginning of all pre - election matters before the court to which he was never part of.
He noted that the subject matter pending before the supreme court presently after the honourable Justice Nyako held that an imposter could not have convened a valid state Congress meaning that the Congress which produced Odii as candidate is invalid.
Okorie said that he is in support of the agreement and decision of the elders that the power sharing formula of the state is too fragile to be toiled with and remains the only guarantee for peace and mutual co - existence and that APC candidate which is from Ebonyi North should be next governor.
"The social and some mainstream media have been circulating the ridiculous claims made by the duo of Barr. Mudiaga Erhenede and Ifeanyi Nworie to the effect that their failing enterprise of installing Mr. Ifeanyi Chukwuma Odii as governor owes to the multiple court cases instituted by me.
"While I am not in court with their victim, my claims have always been against an imposter and usurper who they were using as a tool to destabilize the party and weaken the political base of the Leader of the party so as to pave the way for a certain presidential candidate. It is on record however that it was Mr. Ifeanyi Odii who, after claiming victory in a cancelled primary election, ran to court the following morning to challenge his own victory.
"That was the beginning of all pre-election matters before the courts to which I was never and I am still not a party. But of course, Erhenede and Nworie find no better excuse than dropping my name. How convenient.
"The matter of the misguided suspension is a subject of pending litigation and is therefore subjudice. I will waste no further energy on those.
"This is the subject of the matter now pending before the Supreme Court after the Honourable Justice Nyako held that an imposter could not have convened a valid State Congress.
"And since you cannot build something on nothing and expect it to stand, the primary that purportedly held at that Congress and which produced Odii is invalid and of no effect whatsoever.