Enugu PDP delegates’ list: Ekweremadu’s faction loses in court, vows to appeal

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A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has dismissed one list of 3-man Adhoc delegates of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in Enugu, upholding the list of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi.

The court ruled that the list provided by the Ugwuanyi’s faction was the authentic list supervised by the Independent National Electoral Commission.

Recall that on May 4th 2022 via an originating summons marked FHC/ABJ/CS/602/2022 the camp of Senator Ike Ikekweremadu represented by Raphael Onovo and others (for themselves and on behalf of all delegates elected on the 30th April 2022 Ward Congress) Vs PDP and others commenced the suit wherein they claimed, among other things for the declaration that the claimants are the duly elected and only legitimate ward Adhoc delegates elected in Enugu state for the election of the People’s Democratic Party to elect the Gubernatorial, National Assembly and House of Assembly Candidate of the party in Enugu.

Reacting to the judgement, the Ikeoha Campaign Organisation said it “received with shock the judgment of the Federal High Court, Abuja, dismissing the suit seeking to uphold the list of three-man ad-hoc that truly emanated in compliance to the PDP Constitution and Guidelines for the Election of Three-Man Delegates and National Delegates in the 30th April 2022 Ward Congress of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Enugu State”.

A statement by Charles Ogbo Asogwa, the Director-General of Ikeoha Campaign Organization noted that: “However, we appeal to our supporters to remain calm, as this is just the court of first instance. Our lawyers have been directed to immediately file a Notice of Appeal against the judgment and we will surely pursue the matter to a logical conclusion.

“We trust God and believe that victory will be ours eventually, for no matter how fast falsehood and injustice appear to travel, truth and justice will ultimately overtake both in the fullness of time”.