The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Imo State, has said it is still pursing a matter against Governor Hope Uzodimma at the Supreme Court.
Reacting to the dismissal of a matter seeking to sack Uzodimma as Governor by the Federal High Court, Abuja, the PDP in Imo State said it is very much involved in a mater filed by Phillip Umeadi, (SAN), “joined by the PDP, asking the Supreme Court to enforce its judgement on the candidate of APC in the 2019 governorship election, in which Chief Uche Nwosu was recognized and disqualified by the Supreme Court as the authentic candidate of APC in the election”
A statement signed by Ogu Bundu Nwadike, Publicity Secretary, Imo PDP stated that “the legal matter is still on, in which the Party seeks the Supreme Court to enforce its judgement on the status of the actual candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2019 Imo governorship election, and consequently the illegitimate occupation of the Office of the Governor of Imo State by the APC”
“Our Party makes this clarification following our innundation with speculations by Party leaders, stakeholders, members, supporters, and indeed a large number of people from Imo State and Nigeria at large on the suit by one Barr. Mcfyne C. Chikwendu, who claimed to be a concerned citizen, seeking in an Abuja Court the removal of Senator Uzodimma as the governor of Imo State. That was the suit that was vacated by the Abuja Court, which declined the prayers of the applicant.
“Our Party restates here that while the matter that was declined was by the Abuja Court, the matter involving the PDP is at the Supreme Court, awaiting hearing. It is the petition by Chief Philip Umeadi SAN, joined by the PDP, asking the Supreme Court to enforce its judgement on the candidate of APC in the 2019 governorship election, in which Chief Uche Nwosu was recognized and disqualified by the Supreme Court as the authentic candidate of APC in the election.
The party maintained that it has faith in the apex court “which has established that its decisions, once taken, remain irreversible. We are therefore optimistic that whenever the matter is called up for hearing, the irreversible decision of the Supreme Court on the bonafide candidate of APC in the 2019 Imo governorship election will be enforced”
The party advised “leaders, stakeholders, members, teeming supporters of the Party, and the general public that PDP was not involved in the matter that was vacated, which Senator Uzodinma with his aides have turned into object of propaganda and blackmail. The matter involving the PDP still subsists at the Supreme Court and will be heard at an appointed time soon. There is no cause for worry”
He noted that “Imo PDP is thankful to the teeming population of Imo people and Nigerians who have expressed concern over the misrepresented development.