Ben Ezechime, Enugu
Barr. Chijioke Edeoga, Labour Party Governorship candidate for Enugu State in the forthcoming 2023 election, has debunked the rumours of his removal from the race by the Federal Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja.
In a statement, he personally signed, and made available to Ikengaonline in Enugu, Edeoga said that, the trending story over the Court judgment, was a misrepresentation of facts aimed at distracting him.
He added that the rumours were designed by his political enemies to distort the facts of the matter with the view to distracting him and his large supporters.
“This story is trending all over the place and I have been receiving calls from all over the state.
“This is the true position: Odengene sued Labour Party in the Federal High Court before Justice Maha.
“The court ordered the labour party to repeat the primary elections for Enugu governorship.
“Dissatisfied with the judgment, Labour Party appealed to the court of appeal.
“Chijioke Edeoga, who was not a party to the case before the Federal High Court got a lawyer Maduabuchi Oba to file an application for leave to join the appeal as an interested party.
“While the lawyer was preparing his documents for the joinder application, the court of appeal heard the main appeal by Labour Party and adjourned for judgment.
“The application for joinder now came up today (Friday) and the court of appeal, since it had already heard the main appeal, said it has been overtaken by events and struck it out.
The main appeal filed by Labour Party is still awaiting judgment,” he said.
He urged his teeming supporters to continue their campaign and “never be distracted by enemies of change,”
It would be recalled that, the Appeal Court had struck out the case filled by Edeoga to be joined in the case of appeal by the Labour Party.