Anambra Guber: PDP Insist on Tony Nwoye Despite Court Order To Recognise Ukachukwu
Unperturbed by a federal high court ruling in Port Harcourt which recognised Nicholas Ukachukwu as the PDP candidate in the forthcoming Anambra State governorship election, the national leadership of the party yesterday maintained that Tony Nwoye remained the party’s candidate.
This was disclosed by the national publicity secretary of the PDP, Chief Olisah Metu, who also declared that the party had headed for the court to file an appeal against the ruling.
A federal high court in Port Harcourt on Monday faulted the candidacy of Mr Tony Nwoye who emerged winner of the August 14 primary election conducted by the Ken Emeakayi-led faction of the Anambra PDP and declared Nicholas Ukachukwu the party’s candidate.
But Metuh said “our gubernatorial candidate in Anambra state remains Tony Nwoye and his running mate that was filed in INEC is Dr Amachukwu Ezeike.”
On whether they would appeal the judgement of the court, he said “the National Working Committee (NWC) directed the national legal adviser and the legal team of the party to handle that. But the working committee decided that they are going to stand by the primaries conducted by the party last month”.
Fielding questions on the uproar in the National Assembly over the recognition of the new PDP, Metuh said: “Because we are doing reconciliation, we will refrain from commenting on the conduct and actions of our aggrieved brothers. But we must take this; our party has a constitution; part of the constitution is that we do not engage in unauthorised party dispute. Like the national chairman said, there should be discipline. At the moment we are talking and having deliberations at the highest level and because we have respect for the president of this country, a former president and the Board of Trustees of this party, we will refrain from commenting on the conduct of our good brothers. For now we will keep quiet.”
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