Ben Ezechime, Enugu
Barr. Chijioke Edeoga, has said he remains resolute in defending the mandate given to him by members of the Labour Party (LP) in Enugu State to fly the party’s flag for the 2023 Governorship election in the state.
A statement signed by the Spokesperson for Chijioke Edeoga Campaign Organization, Engr. George Ugwu, said that he would continue to pursue the emancipation of the people of Enugu State through the mandate.
“Although, we have not seen a copy of the judgment to enable us make an informed decision.
“It is important to inform our teeming supporters across the state of our unflinching commitment to the struggle for the emancipation of our dear state and her long-suffering people,” he said.
He said that, as law abiding citizens, the group would not indulge in any comments that would question the integrity of the courts “but we urge you to rest assured that we will do everything legally possible to defend this mandate.”
The statement read in part: “On Wednesday afternoon, a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja delivered a judgment which, according to media reports, has directed that the governorship primaries of the Labour Party in our dear state, Enugu, be re-conducted within 14 days.
“Although we have not seen a copy of the judgment to enable us make an informed decision, it is important to inform our teeming supporters across the state of our unflinching commitment to the struggle for the emancipation of our dear state and her long-suffering people.
“As law-abiding citizens, we will refrain from commentaries capable of undermining the integrity of the courts, but we urge you to rest assured that, we will do everything legally possible to defend this mandate.
“We also have, through the years, learned that nothing good in life ever comes easy.
“The finest of roses are usually found in the midst of thorns, and we are fully energised to find the roses of freedom and development for our people.
“We are fully aware of this and have prepared ourselves to weather every storm until our mission of a people-centric governance is achieved for the people of Enugu State.
“Our team of legal experts is reviewing the judgment.
“We are committed to carrying everyone along in this journey and will communicate to you, within the next 24 hours, the outcome of our deliberations.
Again, we reiterate our commitment to work for the best interest of the people of Enugu as far as this matter is concerned and at all times, while assuring that we will not let you down.”
It would be recalled that the Abuja High Court on Wednesday delivered a Judgment in a case brought by Captain Everest Nnaji (Odengene) alleging exclusion from the LP primary that produced Edeoga on August 4, 2022.