- Senator Ayogu Eze has reacted to the court's judgement which disqualified him as the APC governorship candidate in Enugu state
- The Federal High Court in Abuja had on Tuesday, February 5, ordered the INEC to recognise George Ogara as the candidate of the party
- But Senator Eze's campaign organisation described the court judgement as reckless miscarriage of justice
The campaign organisation of the governorship candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Enugu state, Senator Ayogu Eze, has dismissed the ruling of the Federal High Court, Abuja, which nullified Eze's nomination as the standard bearer of the party in the forthcoming general elections.
Legit.ng regional reporter in Enugu, Ikpechukwu Chinedu, reports that the campaign group also condemned the court's pronouncement that Eze's name should be replace with Tagbo Ogara, as the APC governorship candidate in the state.
The organisation which made its position known in a statement signed by Okey Ezirigwe, the chief campaign spokesperson of organisation, said the legal steps were already on the way to dismiss what they termed an obvious miscarriage of justice.
"Our lawyers have briefed us about a strange judgement by the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja which tends to void the primaries conducted by our party in Enugu state.
"We want our teeming party supporters to disregard this reckless adventure from the bench, an adventure we know will be discharged in due course.
"Our lawyers have assured us that all necessary legal steps are being taken to discharge this obvious miscarriage of justice within the next couple of days.
"We urge our party faithful and supporters from across the parties and strata of the society to remain calm and resolute while our lawyers are dealing with this minor distraction and irritation.
"We are, however, humbled by the overwhelming outpouring of solidarity from our large supporters and ever growing support base, not only from every corner of our dear Enugu but from beyond and appreciate their calling our attention to a curious Abuja court order which, as the saying goes, is really of no issue at all.
"We want to assure all and sundry that distinguished Senator Ayogu Eze remains the governorship candidate of All Progressive Congress in Enugu state. We are going on with our campaign in full assurance that Ayogu Eze, CON will emerge as the governor of Enugu state come March 2.
The group accused the ruling party in the state of sponsoring the court judgement to cause distraction for the APC in the state.
It further stated: "The celebration by the PDP and its leadership over this perverse judgement has further indicated that Senator Ayogu Eze is a big scare to the rattled PDP hence the best candidate to beat the inept incumbent and win the governorship election in Enugu state.
"Our teeming supporters are enjoined to ignore this High court decision purchased by a desperate political party for their sponsored agent to cause distraction and continue with our already laid down campaign programmes.
"We shall not fail to use this opportunity to congratulate our great party on the victory secured at the court of appeal sitting in Portharcourt in respect to our Rivers state governorship and other candidates.
"Our movement towards President Buhari’s re-election and our decisive victory in the governorship elections in Enugu state remain unwaveringly on course. Our train is on the move. There is no stopping this great rescue race to victory."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that Senator Ayogu Eze of the All Progressives Congress (APC) was sacked as the gubernatorial candidate in Enugu by a Federal High Court in Abuja.
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