The Abia State chapter of Peoples Democratic Party PDP has unveiled plans to go to court, to challenge the victory of Labour Party in the just concluded gubernatorial and House of Assembly elections.
In a Press Statement made available to Jungle-Journalist.Com, the party said its decision was made after it reviewed the results after collecting all the materials used in the conduct of the elections.
It argued that its findings show that BVAS machines were not deployed in six local government areas.
The State Working Committee, SWC and the enlarged State Executive Committee, SEC said it decided to take the legal steps since the Labour Party is taking PDP house of assembly members elect to court “despite the honest and wise advise and appeal of the Abia State governor Dr. Okezie Victor Ikpeazu that the those that have been declared winners of the election including the governor-elect, Alex Otti should be spared the burden of litigation which only serves to distract public officers from performing their duties and responsibilities”, it siad.
In its press release, signed Hon. Elder Abraham Amah who is the Vice Chairman/Acting State Publicity Secretary, it said “Abia PDP is shocked to note that at a time when it is making arrangements for a seamless and peaceful transition for the new government, it is the same Labour Party that was declared the winner that is trying to torpedo the process.
” Subsequently, the legal department of the Abia PDP will release the details of its petitions in the next 24 hours and head to the Election Petition Tribunal to challenge the declaration of Alex Otti of the Labour Party as the winner of the March 18, 2023 governorship election.
“We call on the good people of Abia to remain calm, peaceful and steadfast as we work to reclaim our mandate” .