By Favour Goodness
Valentine Ozigbo has been declared the valid candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for November 6, 2021 Anambra state governorship election by the Court of Appeal in Abuja.
Delivering the judgment on Friday, President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Monica Dongban- Mensem, who led a three- man panel of justices, held that the appeal filed by Valentine Ozigbo, challenging the judgement of the Akwa High Court had merit.
The appellate court then set aside the decision of the Awka High Court and declared it null and void, just as it awarded N10 million in favour of Ozigbo.
Meanwhile, PDP stakeholders in the state have celebrated the Appeal Court victory of the candidate of the party, Mr Valentine Ozigbo over Sen. Ugochukwu Uba.
The Publicity Secretary of PDP in the state, Mr Nnamdi Nwangwu in a press release said that Mr Ozigbo’s victory is a collective victory for every true member of the party in the state and beyond.
Nwangwu noted that he was not surprised with the landmark judgement that has finally placed Sen. Uba where he actually belongs as Uba cannot sincerely claim to have participated in PDP governoship election primary.
“When other aspirants who ran alongside Mr Valentine Ozigbo in the PDP governoship election primary were busy mobilizing and canvassing for support of party faithful, Ugochukwu Uba was nowhere to be found.
“It is high mark of irresponsibility for an individual who did not participate in a process to attempt to frustrate the move of PDP to emerge victorious in the November 6 governorship election by getting his name published by INEC through the backdoor.” Nwangwu stressed.
The PDP image maker said that with Appeal Court victory, it has become incumbent for the party members to immediately begin to advertize the good product of PDP, Mr Valentine Ozigbo to the populace.
He also applauded Ndi Anambra for their continued faith in PDP and her governorship candidate Mr Valentine Ozigbo who he said is poise to give them a responsible and responsive governance which according to him has been missing in the state since APGA controlled government came on board seven years ago.
Nwangwu also thumbed up the Appeal Court panel presided over by Honourable Justice Dongban Mensa for their courage in the dispense of justice