The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Imo State has disclosed that its suit urging the Supreme Court to enforce its judgement on the actual candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2019 governorship poll is still active.
The party in a statement signed by its state Publicity Secretary, Ogubundu Nwadike stated that the clarification became necessary following enquiries from concerned members of the public on the status of the matter.
It explained that the suit struck out on Tuesday, July 20 by a Federal high Court in Abuja seeking the removal of Imo State governor, Hope Uzodimma was filed by one Mcfyne Chikwendu.
According to Nwadike, that was the suit that was vacated by the Abuja Court, which declined the prayers of the applicant.
He restated that while Chikwendu’s matter was declined by the Abuja Court, the suit involving the PDP at the Supreme Court, was still awaiting hearing.
Nwadike said: “It is the petition by Chief Philip Umeadi SAN, joined by the PDP, asking the Supreme Court to enforce its judgement on the candidate of APC in the 2019 governorship election, in which Chief Uche Nwosu was recognized and disqualified by the Supreme Court as the authentic candidate of APC in the election.
“Our party has faith in the apex court, which has established that its decisions, once taken, remain irreversible. We are therefore optimistic that whenever the matter is called up for hearing, the irreversible decision of the Supreme Court on the bonafide candidate of APC in the 2019 Imo governorship election will be enforced.
“The party, therefore, hereby informs the leaders, stakeholders, members, teeming supporters of the party, and the general public that PDP was not involved in the matter that was vacated, which Senator Uzodimma with his aides have turned into object of propaganda and blackmail.
“The matter involving the PDP still subsists at the Supreme Court and will be heard at an appointed time soon. There is no cause for worry.
“Imo PDP is thankful to the teeming population of Imo people and Nigerians who have expressed concern over the misrepresented development, assuring them that the PDP matter against Senator Hope Uzodimma’s candidature and governorship status is still on.”