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A Federal High Court in Abuja has sacked Senator Ayogu Eze as the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Enugu State.
In a judgment delivered Tuesday morning by Hon. Justice I Ekwo of the Federal High Court 5, the court asked the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to recognize Barr. George Ogara as the candidate.
He berated the committee sent by the APC NWC to conduct primary election in Enugu.
But in a quick reaction to the judgement, Sen. Ayogu Eze Governorship Campaign Organisation insisted that Eze remains the APC governorship candidate in Enugu.
The organization in a statement signed by the Chief Campaign Spokesperson, Sen. Ayogu Eze Governorship Campaign Organisation, Okey Ezirigwe reads:
“Our lawyers have briefed us about a strange judgement by the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja which tends to void the primaries conducted by our party in Enugu State.
We want our teeming party supporters to disregard this reckless adventure from the bench, an adventure we know will be discharged in due course.
Our lawyers have assured us that all necessary legal steps are being taken to discharge this obvious miscarriage of justice within the next couple of days. We urge our party faithful and supporters from across the parties and strata of the society to remain calm and resolute while our lawyers are dealing with this minor distraction and irritation.
We are however humbled by the overwhelming outpouring of solidarity from our large supporters and ever growing support base, not only from every corner of our dear Enugu but from beyond and appreciate their calling our attention to a curious Abuja court order which, as the saying goes, is really of no issue at all.
We want to assure all and sundry that Distinguished Senator Ayogu Eze remains the Governorship candidate of All Progressives Congress Enugu State.
We are going on with our campaign in full assurance that Ayogu Eze, CON will emerge as the Governor of Enugu State come March 2, 2019.
The celebration by the PDP and its leadership over this perverse judgement has further indicated that Sen. Ayogu Eze is a big scare to the rattled PDP hence the best candidate to beat the inept incumbent and win the governorship election in Enugu State.
Our teeming supporters are enjoined to ignore this High court decision purchased by a desperate political party for their sponsored agent to cause distraction and continue with our already laid down campaign Programmes.
We shall not fail to use this opportunity to congratulate our great party on the victory secured at the Court of Appeal sitting in Portharcourt in respect to our Rivers State Governorship and other candidates.
Our movement towards President Buhari’s re-election and our decisive victory in the Governorship elections in Enugu State remain unwaveringly on course. Our train is on the move. There is no stopping this great Rescue race to victory.
In his own reaction, Barr. George Ogara, the challenger, said that it was a victory for the people.
“We thank God that justice has come at last. I urge our party members to remain united as we go for victory in the forthcoming election,” Ogara said.