Dr. Odii: Ebonyi PDP authentic governorship candidate according to Supreme Court judgment
The Ebonyi state governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dr. Ifeanyi Chukwuma Odii, has described as false, reports by some sections of the media (SummitNews not included) that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)“ has delisted PDP candidates in the state including its governorship candidate from participating in the February and March 2023 general elections.
Dr. Odi in a statement signed by Chief Abia Onyike, director, media and publicity, AnyiChuks Grassroots Support Organization, attributed the report to the handiwork of those he described as mischief makers, adding that it is an orchestrated campaign of calumny master-minded by those individuals and parties who are afraid of the rising profile of PDP in Ebonyi state.
Dr. Odii said that INEC had already disowned the report, and he, therefore, urged party supporters and Ebonyi people to treat the report as false and mere propaganda meant to hoodwink the electorate.
According to the PDP governorship candidate, the Supreme Court in its recent judgment “upheld the nomination of Dr. Ifeanyi Chukwuma Odii as the authentic governorship candidate of PDP for the 2023 elections.”
The statement made available to SummitNews reads: “Our attention has been drawn to the fake news being circulated by some sections of the press and the social media saying that the names of Ebonyi PDP Candidates have been delisted in the INEC portal based on what they termed as “Court Order”.
“We wish to make it abundantly clear that the false report is the handiwork of mischief-makers. It is an orchestrated campaign of calumny master-minded by those individuals and parties who are afraid of the rising profile of PDP in Ebonyi State.
“The report being circulated by these elements is their own fabrication which INEC has already disowned. The report should therefore be disregarded.
“It is well known by all and sundry that the issue of Ebonyi State PDP Governorship Primaries had been finally settled at the Supreme Court of Nigeria which upheld the nomination of Dr Ifeanyi Chukwuma Odii as the authentic Governorship candidate of PDP for the 2023 elections.
“We hereby call on our teeming supporters and the general public to ignore the mischievous publications and continue their preparations for the 2023 general elections.
“Those behind this falsehood are merely looking for a temporary relief, based on their fear of the PDP candidates, especially the Governorship candidate of the party, Dr Ifeanyi Chukwuma Odii.
“Sooner than later, they will have no room whatsoever for their perennial lies and propaganda.
“Ebonyians will vote for their choice candidates and the will of the people shall prevail.”