The Governorship candidate of the All Progressive Congress in Enugu State, Senator Ayogu Eze has described Tuesday’s judgment of the Federal High Court in Abuja purportedly nullifying the party’s governorship primaries that produced him as the APC governorship standard bearer in the 2019 election as black market judgment procured through the backdoor.
Senator Eze was addressing party supporters at his campaign office while inaugurating the party’s Governorship Campaign Council preparatory to the commencement of the party’s campaign.
A Federal High Court in Abuja was reported to have sacked Senator Ayogu Eze as the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Enugu State.
Ogara had filed a suit against Senator Ayogu Eze, the National Chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomhole, Prof. Moses Momoh and INEC before the court, challenging Eze’s emergence as the APC’s governorship candidate for the March 2, elections.
In a judgment delivered Tuesday morning by Hon. Justice I Ekwo of the Federal High Court 5, the court asked the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to recognize Barr. George Ogara as the candidate and berated the committee sent by the APC NWC to conduct primary election in Enugu.
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However, Senator Eze accused the Peoples Democratic Party in the state of sponsoring one of the aspirants for the primary election, Barr. George Ogara who lost to him and urged his supporters to be focused as the party will emerge victorious in the 2019 election insisting that the party will not recognize any other candidate or forward any person’s name to INEC as his name has been duly submitted to INEC as the party’s flag bearer.
The APC guber candidate also said legal team will file a state of execution of the matter.
“One thing you know, nothing good comes easy. They have been battling us from the time of conception, to the time of birth, to the time of crawling, to the time of working to the time of running.
“When Joseph was conceived by his mother, everything was done to stop Joseph, but the more they oppress Joseph, the more Joseph climbed up”.
“You are aware; there is no amount of money that has not been spent to stop me. This judgment was not procured by an APC candidate, it was procured by PDP”.
“Don’t lose sleep about it because it is our party, we have spoken to our national legal adviser, I have spoken with our national chairman, very soon, they will issue a statement, they will not recognize any other candidate in Enugu other than our candidate”.
“No other name will be submitted to INEC, because our name is already in INEC, that is the name that will go for election.
“Please I want to let you know that that matter does not have any foundation, does not have any bases. The matter has no leg”.
While inaugurating the campaign council, Senator Ayogu Eze said the exercise is “to empower all of you to go to the nooks and cranny of Enugu state, to take the message of goodness, the message of hope, the message of redemption, the message of a better tomorrow, of a government that will account for the people”. He said.