The Nigeria Youth Organisation (NYO), says the apex court ruling validating Dr Ifeanyi Odii as the elected Ebonyi gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) was victory for the people.
It would be reported that the apex court had on Wednesday affirmed Odii as the authentic candidate of PDP for the 2023 Ebonyi state gubernatorial election.
The court nullified the appeal filed by Sen. Obinna Ogba, representing Ebonyi Central Senatorial zone, challenging Odii.
Odii and Ogba have been in a legal battle over who was the authentic party’s candidate for the 2023 poll in the party’s primaries that took place at different occasions in Ebonyi.
The youths described the Supreme Court judgment as best for PDP in Ebonyi state ahead of the 2023 general elections.
Mr Okorie Chukwumaobi-Okorie, National Vice-President of NYO, South East zone told newsmen in Abakaliki that the victory at the courts was a welcome development for democracy.
“It has shown that court remains the hope of the common man.
“We the Ebonyi youth are solidly behind him (Odii) and I believe that the victory for today, will give victory for tomorrow.
“We have found a man that we can follow. I urge other youths in the 13 local government of Ebonyi to stand up and support Odii come 2023.
“The youth have seen the man that has the people at heart. That man have passion for youth empowerment and can bring business to the people,’’ he said.
Chukwumaobi-Okorie said Odii has empowered over 5, 000 youths through his foundation and we believe that he has the capacity to do more and move Ebonyi state forward.
“We will continue to campaign for him until victory is assured come 2023.
“It is victory for the people of the state. We thanked the teeming supporters and the youths from the 13 local government area of the state,” he added.