Chief Abia Onyike, the Director of Media and Publicity, AnyiChuks GrassRoots Support Organisation has called for the unity of all the members of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Ebonyi to achieve the party’s common aspiration.
Onyike appealed in a statement released to newsmen on Saturday in Abakaliki while reacting to the Supreme Court’s judgement dismissing all impending suits against Chief Ifeanyichukwuma Odii, Ebonyi PDP governorship candidate in the 2023 general election.
According to him, the unity of the members will enable the party to fight as one to rescue the state from the shackles of anti-democratic forces.
The statement read in part: “It’s now obvious that we have to unite and fight for our common aspiration which is the takeover and rescue of our dear state from anti-democratic forces and to put Ebonyi back on the path of unity, progress and prosperity.
“With the ruling of the Supreme Court on Friday, October 21, dismissing all pending appeal cases on the PDP governorship primaries in Ebonyi, all the litigations and disputations have been put to rest within the ranks of our great party.
“It should be noted that the essence of the litigations was not necessarily powered play, but the quest to engender internal democratic values in our great party, the PDP particularly in Ebonyi.
“Consequently, our dear leaders, stakeholders, teeming members, and supporters should note that this victory is for all of us.
“And this is the time to unite and fight our common foes and rejig our patriotic efforts to reverse the slide of our dear state into unnecessary rancours, acrimonies and retrogression.
“Let us unite for the sake of the progress of Ebonyi and posterity; PDP remains the major political party with a household name in the State.
” We must, therefore, display our ever-burning sense of patriotism, selflessness and pursuit of the common good and may God bless the PDP.”