Appeal Court didn’t declare Ogba Ebonyi guber candidate – PDP

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The Ebonyi State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has debunked reports that the Court of Appeal affirmed Senator Obinna Ogba as the gubernatorial candidate of the party.

Nwoba Chika Nwoba, PDP Publicity Secretary in Ebonyi State said the Appeal Court only ordered that the Federal High Court in Abakaliki which declared Chief Ifeanyi Odii gubernatorial candidate of the PDP in Ebonyi State should retry the matter and add Senator Obinna Ogba as a defendant in the suit

“The public should kindly disregard the news on social media purveyed by fake news makers that the Appeal Court declared Sen. Obinna Ogba gubernatorial candidate of the PDP in Ebonyi State ahead of the 2023 elections. Such declaration didn’t happen today.

“The Appeal Court only ordered that the Federal High Court in Abakaliki which declared Chief Ifeanyi Odii gubernatorial candidate of the PDP in Ebonyi State should redo the matter and add Senator Obinna Ogba as a defendant in the suit

“Appeal Court said that Sen. Obinna Ogba wasn’t treated fairly by the court by denying him participation in the suit. It ordered that the same Federal High Court in Abakaliki should involve Ogba and hear him out, and then pass a fresh judgment over the matter.

“As it stands now, the Federal High Court in Abakaliki is to revisit the suit, give Sen. Obinna Ogba a fair hearing and pass a new judgment. This order of the Appeal Court doesn’t in any way invalidate the outcome of the primary election that declared Odii winner. Consequently, the Federal High Court is in receipt of the order and the outcome will be communicated to the public within hours”.