Daniel Imo, an ex-house of representatives aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for Arochukwu/Ohafia federal constituency seat in Abia State at the concluded 2022 party primary elections, has lauded the supreme court of Nigeria on the reaffirmation of Chief Ikechi Emenike as the main APC Gubernatorial candidate of the APC in the state for the coming election in the country.
Recall that the supreme court had last Thursday affirmed Ikechi Emenike as the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Abia State.
Dr Uche Ogah, a former minister of state for Mines and Steel Development, had challenged the judgment of the Court of Appeal in Abuja which upturned his candidature for the governorship poll.
Delivering judgment on Mr Ogah’s appeal, a five-member panel of the Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision delivered by Tijanni Abubakar held that Mr Ogah’s appeal was devoid of merit.
Ogah and Emenike had emerged as APC’s governorship candidates in Abia State from parallel primaries.
Last November, the Federal High Court presided by Hon Justice Binta Murtala-Nyako in Abuja, declared Ogah as the governorship flagbearer of the APC.
The court also voided the candidacy of Mr Emenike recognised by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as the party’s candidate for the 11 March poll in Abia State.
Speaking earlier, the Abia party chieftain, Reverend Imo, while hailing the recent judgment by the apex court in Nigeria in a statement on Sunday, applauded Emenike for fighting doggedly and triumphed in twenty-four lawsuits challenging his eligibility as the APC governorship candidate in Abia after a concluded indirect gubernatorial primaries conducted by the leadership of the party.
Imo who further described Emenike as the man of the moment, further assured that the frontline Abia APC gubernatorial candidate is equipped to liberate Abia from the shackles of rotten godfathers, and work towards the actualization of a New Abia.
According to him, “you doggedly and won 24 lawsuits. Abians are waiting for your leadership as their *people’s Governor, the fighter for the “oppressed”.
“Your penchant for justice, equity, and intolerance for corruption* make you a unique leader. You are the most qualified to rescue and develop Abia
“Abia suffering pensioners, dehumanized Abia civil servants, and neglected civil societies, have found a caring and passionate leader in you.
“Ladies and gentlemen, mobilize your families, friends, and associates. Let us vote for this man of integrity with great capacity.”