The leadership and membership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Abia North Senatorial Zone of Abia State have expressed their unalloyed solidarity to the Governor of Abia State, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, expressing their support and loyalty to the Abia Charter Of Equity, while describing the judgement of Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court Abuja in favor of one of their own, Mr Uche Ogah, as ‘controversial and contentious’.
Rising from a stakeholders meeting of the Zone in Ohafia, the Abia North PDP in a statement jointly signed by over 130 leaders of the party in the zone dissociate themselves from Ogah, who hails from the zone, stressing that he wants to throw Abia into a state of anarchy.
“the controversial and contentious judgment of the Hon. Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court, Abuja Division came to us as a surprise and a calculated attempt to rock the boat of a smooth sailing government of Abia State under the able leadership of Okezie Victor Ikpeazu, Ph.D.
“That the said judgment, which is misconceived, unresearched and unknown to facts and law defeats all known principles of justice.
“That we totally align with the judgment of Hon. Justice Lewis Allagoa of the Federal High Court, Owerri Division, is well reasoned and well researched both in facts and law thereby vindicating and absolving Okezie Victor Ikpeazu Ph.D of any wrong doing with respect to his tax documents.
“That we dissociate ourselves from the inordinate ambition of Uche Ogah who hails from Abia North and his cohorts, in their bid to throw the state into a state of anarchy.
“That we express our complete solidarity and absolute loyalty to the Government of Dr Okezie Ikpeazu and affirm our faith in the Abia Charter of Equity as enunciated by the founding fathers of Abia State which implies that the office of the Governor of Abia State will rotate among the three senatorial districts of the state.
“That the emergence of Dr Okezie Ikpeazu from Abia South at this time is consistent with the provisions of that Charter, Abia North and Abia Central having taken their turn before in 1999-2007 and 2007-2015 respectively.”
Senator Mao Ohuabunwa, the senator representing Abia North, Hon. Cusmos Ndukwe, the Deputy Speaker of Abia State House of Assembly, Dr. Eme Okoro, the Secretary to Abia State Government, Hon Osita Igbe, Commissioner for Housing, Hon Uko Nkole, member representing Arochukwu/Ohafia Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, among others signed the resolution of the Abia North PDP.