The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Abia State has concluded arrangements to challenge the victory of Dr. Alex Otti at the recently conducted governorship election in the State.
Making this known in a press release made available to the media on Thursday in Umuahia, the Vice Chairman/Publicity Secretary of the party attributed the need to challenge the election results in court to the series of litigations brought by members of the Labour Party themselves against their candidates who were declared winners in the Governorship/State House of Assembly polls, inferring that the party was ready to comply with the governor’s instruction that the governor-elect should not be distracted with any litigation until Labour Party members started initiating legal proceedings against their members declared winners at the polls.
Read the full statement below:
PRESS RELEAthe SE
ABIA PDP DECIDES TO CHALLENGE THE RESULTS OF THE GUBER AND HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY ELECTIONS
The Abia PDP State Working Committee, SWC, and the enlarged State Executive Committee, SEC met today and reviewed the results after collecting all the materials used in the conduct of the just concluded guber and State HOA elections and has decided to go to court to challenge the results of the Abia guber election, especially in six local government areas where the BIVAS machines were not used.
This decision is coming on the heels of members of the Labour Party taking its candidates that won elections to court despite the honest and wise advice and appeal of the Abia State governor Dr. Okezie Victor Ikpeazu that the winners of the election including the governor-elect, Alex Otti should be spared the burden of litigation which only serves to distract public officers from performing their duties and responsibilities.
Abia PDP is shocked to note that at a time when it is making arrangements for a seamless and peaceful transition for the new government, it is the same Labour Party that was declared the winner that is trying to torpedo the process.
Subsequently, the legal department of the Abia PDP will release the details of its petitions in the next 24 hours and head to the Election Petition Tribunal to challenge the declaration of Alex Otti of the Labour Party as the winner of the March 18, 2023 governorship election.
We call on the good people of Abia to remain calm, peaceful, and steadfast as we work to recla,im our mandate.
PDP- Power to the People!
Hon. Elder Abraham Amah
Abia PDP Vice Chairman/Acting State Publicity Secretary
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