The People’s Democratic Party PDP in Abia State has called for calm as the Appeal Court sitting in Lagos upheld the election of Governor Alex Otti.
In a unanimous decision on Saturday, the three-man Appeal Court panel upheld the victory of Otti at the polls, saying that it conformed with the provisions of the Electoral Act.
The PDP however in a statement signed by the party’s Vice Chairman and Acting Publicity Secretary in Abia Elder Abraham Amah said the leadership of the party was meeting with the governorship candidate and his running mate and the legal team to review the judgement of the Appeal Court and come up with the next line of action.
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ABIA PDP CALLS FOR CALM AS APPEAL COURT UPHOLDS DECISION OF THE ELECTION PETITION TRIBUNAL THAT DECLARED ALEX OTTI AS WINNER OF ABIA GOVERNORSHIP ELECTION
The attention of the Abia PDP has been drawn to the judgement of the three-man panel of Appeal Court judges which sat in Lagos and upheld the decision of the Abia Election Petition Tribunal which had affirmed Alex Otti as the winner of the March 18, 2023 Abia governorship election following his declaration by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.
Following the judgement of the Appeal Court, the Abia PDP assures its members, numerous supporters across Party lines and the good people of Abia State to remain calm as the Party leadership is meeting with the governorship candidate and his running mate and the legal team to review the judgement of the Appeal Court and come up with the next line of action.
Abia PDP uses this opportunity to reiterate its confidence in the Judiciary as the last hope of the common man and one of the strongest pillars of our democracy.
We call on members of the PDP, our numerous supporters and sympathisers and the good people of Abia State to remain steadfast, calm, peaceful, law abiding and put our hope and trust in God and in the Judiciary as we explore the options available to us.
We also call on the good people of Abia who have been suffering under the bad policies of Alex Otti to know that the Party would never abandon them.
PDP – Power to the People!
Hon. Elder Abraham Amah
Abia PDP Vice Chairman/Acting State Publicity Secretary