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Ekwunife: Annie Okonkwo Campaign Organisation Hails Appeal Court’s Verdict

The campaign directorate of the candidate of the PDP in the 2015 Anambra Central Senatorial district primaries, Senator Annie Okonkwo, has hailed last week’s Court of Appeal verdict setting aside Senator Uche Ekwunife’s victory in the last election, describing it as proper, timely and natural, “because the constant beam of truth will always outshine the human burden of lies, darkness and deceit, whether political or otherwise.”
The directorate stated this in a statement issued by the Media Adviser of the campaign organization, Collins Steve Ugwu, who was emphatic that Uche Ekwunife as entitled as any other aspirant in that contest, certainly was not and should not have been the flag bearer of the party in that election.
The statement said: “Now that the scales should have fallen off the eyes of the deceived, the manipulated and the manipulator, courtesy of our dedicated judiciary, the last hope of the oppressed for every committed democrat, we hoped that common sense would have prevailed even as an afterthought for personal recompense and public conscience.
“We are therefore aghast but not amused, that citizen Uche Ekwunife who ordinarily should be sobered by this clear constitutional declarations given the wisdom of her political experiences, appear unperturbed and unmindful of elementary party internal democracy norms as evident in her obvious contemplation to re-run in the yet to be scheduled re-election as the candidate of our party PDP.
“It calls for emphasis and we therefore so emphasize, that the party primaries by the PDP to select candidates for that election after the most rigorous, painful and costly processes for any senatorial zone in this country, arrived at Senator Annie Okonkwo as the most popular and validly nominated candidate of the PDP, ultimately endorsed and published as such by INEC, and expectantly wished by Anambra Central electorate to wear the victory cap, but for the reckless impunity of Aso Rock overlords then, which providence and nemesis has through our able judiciary mercifully crushed.
“ This judicial liberation for our people will not just be as short-lived as the impostors and their sponsors, but deserve to be sealed permanently as an atonement for the biggest electoral terrorism Anambra Central has ever suffered.
“We are compelled therefore to make this clarifications for the records as we did earlier, before this voyage dance of impunity orchestrated by ready beats of foregone God fathers and mothers, that citizen Uche Ekwunife was and could not have been a candidate for that election in the first place, much less the winner, going by the extant and clear rules of engagement in party primaries as established by our constitution and guiding electoral laws.
“We therefore call on our teeming supporters and stakeholders to tarry patiently, and rightly ignore the annoying noise from habitual betrayers, because in politics, noisemakers will always have their space, but the will of the people will certainly always have their way.”

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