The Chairman of People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Ebonyi State, Mr Tochukwu Okorie has described the appeal court’s judgment reinstating him as a victory for the party in the State.
The Appeal Court Abuja division had on Monday restored Okorie as the substantive chairman of the party, and nullified as well as set aside the judgement of the Federal High Court which installed Mr. Silas Onu as Chairman.
Unanimously, the 3-man panel of Justices held that the trial court erred when it assumed jurisdiction to hear the matter being an internal affair of the party which is not justiceable.
Okorie, in a statement sighted by Eye witness News said he’s humbled by the judgment and commended members of the party who stood by him throughout his travails.
“This victory is indeed our victory and I am humbled by the outpouring of love, solidarity and goodwill that have been showered on me, and most especially the way our members have tenaciously stood by me and the party throughout this period”.
The chairman equally called on members of the party to end disagreements and focus on reclaiming power in the State come 2023.
“In a few weeks campaigns for the 2023 general elections will kick off in full steam. PDP remains the only grassroots party in Ebonyi State, the PDP remains the hope of restoration for the oppressed people of our dear Ebonyi State, the PDP remains the hope and the way forward for Ndi Ebonyi. The time to recalibrate is now.
“I am calling on all members of our party, aspirants, and candidates for various elective positions under our beautiful umbrella to close ranks with one another.
“Let’s work together to revive the love and brotherhood that gave us victories since 1999 till date. Let us be reminded that PDP has hardly lost election in Ebonyi State.” Okorie said.