Appeal Court Declares Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi As Winner of 2014 PDP Primaries


Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi

Youths in Enugu State on Thurs­day stormed major streets of the coal city in celebration of the Appeal Court judgment affirm­ing, Governor Ifeanyi Ug­wuanyi, as winner of the 2014 PDP governorship primaries.

The youths under the auspices of Concerned People of Enugu and led by Mr Emmanuel Jona­than, were drawn from across the state including higher institutions.

The group converged on Okpara Square and marched through Presi­dential Road and adjourn­ing streets chanting soli­darity songs.

NAN reports that the youths carried placards some of which read: `No more distractions’, `Time for good governance’, `Sen Ayogu Eze support Gov­ernor Ugwuanyi, we are brothers’, `No victor, no vanquished’.

Jonathan told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the victory had put to rest the dispute with Sen Ayogu Eze.

Eze was declared the winner of a parallel pri­mary election in Novem­ber 2014, prior to the 2015 general elections.

Jonathan said that the judgment was a big relief to residents of the state who were happy with the leadership style of the gov­ernor.

“We have been worried but this judgment has lib­erated us.

“We want to appeal to the governor to continue with his good governance because the people are happy with his people-oriented and all inclusive leadership style.

“That is what democ­racy is all about,” Jonathan said.

Jonathan said that with the victory, they would use the platform to mobilise support for the governor.

NAN reports that the Court of Appeal in Abuja in its judgment on February 15 affirmed the governor as the authentic winner of the PDP 2014 primary elections in the state.

Eze had gone to court on the ground that the parallel primary election that returned him as the winner was conducted with the authentic PDP delegates’ list while the one used to return the gover­nor was forged. (NAN)


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