The governorship candidate of the People’s Democratic Party(PDP) in Ebonyi State, Mr Ifeanyi Odii has hailed the supreme court ruling affirming him as the authentic candidate of the party for the 2023 general election.
Mr Odii in a statement dedicated the victory to the people of the state for keeping faith with him throughout the period of litigation.
He said: ” Our victory today at the Supreme Court is dedicated to God Almighty and you the good people of Ebonyi State.
“Your steadfast belief and support for our collective aspiration for a better Ebonyi State, has yet again, received God’s blessings.
“Like achieving anything of enduring value, the process can be tough but not beyond our resilience to overcome.
“Today, we are one step closer to our goal of making life better for you, our people. By the grace of Almighty God we shall succeed”, he said.
Meanwhile, the Ebonyi Chapter of the party has hailed the supreme court ruling affirming Mr Odii as the authentic governorship candidate of the party.
It described the ruling as the first step towards the restoration of the state.
Spokesperson of the party, Chika Nwoba stated this in a congratulatory message he issued to Mr Odii immediately after the ruling.
He said:”The People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Ebonyi State chapter congratulates Mr Ifeanyi Odii on his victory today at the Supreme Court, Abuja over the case of the authentic gubernatorial ticket bearer in the PDP in Ebonyi State between himself and the Senator representing Ebonyi Central Zone, Sen. Obinna Ogba.
“We wish to state that the victory is one of the PDP in particular and Ebonyi people in general, urging party members, supporters and the general public to see the victory as the first step in the journey towards restoring the state of Ebonyi to the path of good governance that the party had always given since 1999.
“We thank the teeming supporters and members of PDP for the high level of leniency they kept throughout the moments the litigations lasted.
“We charge both Mr Ifeanyi Odii and Sen. Obinna Ogba to see this finality as a journey that has just begun in view of the determination of the party to reclaim its place in the leadership register of Ebonyi State as there exists no victor nor vanquish in this case.
“We plead with members and supporters to cease from making comments that may have the potentiality to divide the party and present anyone as loser.
“PDP is one in Ebonyi State and we need a more united force to pursue the task of winning the 2023 gubernatorial election in Ebonyi State“,the statement said.