Tuesday, 18 February, 2020

Okorocha dedicates Appeal Court victory to PDP, APGA candidates


Senator Rochas Okorocha has said his victory at the Appeal Court was for the candidates of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Osita Izunaso and Jones Onyereri of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who he called his two brothers.

Ireporteronline reported that an appeal against the election of Okorocha as the lawmaker representing Imo West Senatorial district was on Thursday dismissed by the Court of Appeal in Owerri.

The appellant court panel chaired by R.A Ada affirmed an earlier ruling of the National Assembly Election Petition Tribunal, which held that Okorocha was duly elected.

Reacting in a statement by his media aide, Sam Onwuemeodo, the immediate past governor of Imo State said he had forgiven those who sabotaged and blackmailed his electoral victory on February 23.

Okorocha said the Appeal Court judgement also added fibre to the nation’s democracy, because like the tribunal, the Appeal Court was able to detach blackmail from the home truth.

The statement noted that barely one month after the National Assembly Election Petition Tribunal had authenticated the victory of the Senator; the Appeal Court Thursday also upheld the judgement of the tribunal in favour of the former governor.

Okorocha described the Judiciary as a blessing to the nation’s democracy and said that he would remain thankful to the judiciary for playing a leading role in deepening the nation’s democracy and its ethos.

The former governor once again assured that he would continue to use God-given positions to serve God and humanity.

He eulogized his two brothers, Senator Izunaso and Hon. Onyeriri for their maturity and for being good sons of Orlu zone and appealed to them to share the joy of the moment with him, for the good of Orlu zone people in particular and Imo people in general.

He once again assured that he would not let them down for the last time.

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