Sacked Anambra Senator Reacts To Court Ruling
Senator Obiora Okonkwo: File photo.

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate for the Anambra Central Obiora Okonkwo, says the Federal High Court’s judgment vacating its earlier judgment entered in his favour cannot stand.

Okonkwo said this in a statement in Abuja on Friday, calling on his supporters to remain calm and law-abiding.

“It is significant to note that I went to court in this present case even before the March 2015 National Assembly election.

“Therefore, if my rights have been determined timeously, the case that went to the Court of Appeal would not have arisen in the first place. Hence, the determination of my right as a candidate takes pre-eminence over the post-election petition that was nullified,” Okonkwo said.

“Unfortunately, the Federal High Court ruled otherwise today.

“I disagree with the said ruling today wholly and entirely. Consequently, I have instructed my lawyers to proceed on appeal immediately.

“I assure all my supporters, and admirers, that I will not rest on my oars until justice is done. I urge you all to remain calm and law-abiding.

“It is in the light of the above that I state categorically that any election held in Anambra Central Senatorial District tomorrow, being January 13, 2018, would amount to a nullity as we shall be challenging whatever predetermined outcome is announced.”