The Chairman, Rivers State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Bro Felix Obuah has described the victory of Hon Kingsley Chinda, member representing Obio/Akpor Federal Constituency at the election tribunal sitting in Abuja as a welcome development.
Expressing his excitement over the undisputed victory of Hon Chinda through a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Jerry Needam, the State PDP chairman said the dismissal of the petition filed by the defeated All Progressives Congress, APC, candidate, and Hon Chinda’s rival, Tony Okocha is an eye opener to the aggrieved APC losers that the election tribunal was not necessarily set up to allocate underserving positions to petitioners on sentiments and, or false claims.
According to Bro Obuah, every political office seeker has ample opportunities to convince the voters on why he should be preferred over his opponents before any election and not just relaxing, hoping to get through the backdoor what he did not work for, nor deserve.
The State PDP boss further commended the election tribunal for their hindsight and insistence on unfounded and baseless evidence by the petitioner, wondering what might have prompted the APC Tony Okocha to even contemplate challenging the overwhelming victory of PDP’s Kingsley Chinda, whose track records in Obio/Akpor have continued to endear him to the people.
Rather than waste his precious time and resources pursuing a lost battle, Bro Obuah said, he (Tony Okocha) should rightly channel his energies by closing ranks with the administration of his kinsman, Gov Nyesom Wike,to move the State to the height it truly deserves.
“We, of the PDP see political parties as only platforms for expressing party ideology and advancing strategies to achieve effective governance. It’s by no means a cavern. We therefore, welcome all like minds and men and women of goodwill into our fold to join hands in giving our people effective leadership.
In same spirit, we do not hesitate to extend our hands of fellowship to Mr. Tony Okocha and indeed, other APC members who are touched by the all compassing and inclusive administration of Gov Wike to join us in our bid to build a new and stronger Rivers State,” Bro Obuah advised.