Sen. Obinna Ogba, factional governorship candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) for 2023 gubernatorial election in Ebonyi has expressed confidence that he would emerge victorious in governorship primary election crisis rocking PDP.
This is contained in statement issued in Abakaliki on Wednesday and signed by Mr Godfrey Chikwere, Special Assistant to Ogba on Media and made available to newsmen.Ogba who expressed confidence in securing victory at the court, commended the party, his teeming supporters and Ebonyi people for their prayers, umderterred faith in PDP, concerns and unflinching support assuring them that there was light at the end of the tunnel.
The statement noted that the guber candidate was not relenting in his efforts to return happiness to the people through his legitimate quest to serve Ebonyi people as their governor.
The statement read in part: “We wish to inform you that Distinguished Sen. Obinna Ogba is not relenting in his effort to return happiness and unity of purpose in Ebonyi through his legitimate quest to occupy the number one seat in Ebonyi come 2023.
“The current event ranging from primary election to judicial processes are no doubt a calculated political distraction.”But, anybody that is conversant with Ogba’s political trajectory will understand that he has fought, worked and walked for any of his victories and political positions with God and the people as his key focus.
“It is a matter of time and Ebonyi will be happy again.”We therefore encourage all our followers to keep fate and hope alive because the victory is already in sight.”Yesterday, June 21, a three-man Court of Appeal Pannel that sat in Enugu graciously and expressly granted Ogba leave to be joined in the judgement of Federal High Court Abakakliki and appeal the same judgment immediately.
“That is our first step to legal gain and Victory.”We assure you that everything politically and legally possible is on motion; our case is like that of Emorji and Soludo in Anambra State. “At the end of the day, the people, party and court will be on the same page.
“Finally, be rest assured that we are not taking any of your concerns for granted just as we are not leaving any stone unturned.”Our correspondent recalls that a Federal High Court sitting in Abakaliki had earlier in the month nullified the primary elections conducted under the leadership of Chief Tochukwu Okorie held between June 4 and June 5 that produced Ogba as guber candidate. The court further upheld the primaries held between May 28 and May 29 were Dr Ifeanyochukwu Odii emerged as the governorhip candidate of the party.