The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in Abia State, has rejected the judgement of the Abia State governorship election petition tribunal which upheld the victory of Governor Alex Otti of the labor party.
In a statement signed by its state publicity secretary, Amah Abraham, the party stated that it is not surprised at the judgement because Otti and the Labour Party have been bragging that the petitions of the PDP and the other party that challenged Otti’s declaration as winner of the 2023 Abia governorship poll would be thrown into the bin.
According to Abraham although the party rejects the judgement of the tribunal, it remains a firm believer in the judiciary as one of the strongest pillars of democracy, stating that plans are in top gear to appealing the ruling and restore the mandate given by the people.
Meanwhile, PDP governorship candidate in the election, Okey Ahiwe, has urged his supporters to remain calm as there is no cause for alarm over the verdict of the governorship election petitions tribunal which upheld the election of Alex Otti as the Governor of the State.
Ahiwe in a statement by his Media Adviser, Victor Nwokocha, assured that his legal team would examine the verdict of the tribunal and advise on his next line of action.