Senator Annie Clement Okonkwo has hailed the nullification of Anambra Central senatorial election by the Court of Appeal, which set aside the victory of Senator Uche Ekwunife.
Okonkwo, who was the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP’s) nominated candidate after the party’s primary election in 2015, said the constant beam of truth would always outshine the human burden of lies, darkness and deceit, whether political or otherwise.
According to him, “Uche Ekwunife as entitled as any other aspirant in that contest, certainly was not and should not have been the flag bearer of the party in that election.
“Now that the scales should have fallen off the eyes of the deceived, the manipulated and the manipulator, courtesy of our dedicated judiciary, the last hope of the oppressed for every committed democrat, we hoped that common sense would have prevailed even as an afterthought for personal recompense and public conscience.
Okonkwo said: “We are aghast, that citizen Uche Ekwunife who ordinarily should be sobered by this clear constitutional declarations given the wisdom of her political experiences, appears unperturbed and unmindful of elementary party internal democracy norms as evident in her obvious contemplation to re-run in the yet to be scheduled re-election as the candidate of our party PDP.
Okonkwo, however, said: “It calls for emphasis and we therefore so emphasise, that the party primaries by the PDP to select candidates for that election after the most rigorous, painful and costly processes for any senatorial zone in this country, arrived at Senator Annie Okonkwo as the most popular and validly nominated candidate of the PDP, ultimately endorsed and published as such by INEC, and expectantly wished by Anambra Central electorates to wear the victory cap, but for the reckless impunity of Aso Rock overlords then, which providence and nemesis has through our able judiciary mercifully crushed.
“This judicial liberation for our people will not just be as short-lived as the impostors and their sponsors, but deserve to be sealed permanently as an atonement for the biggest electoral terrorism Anambra Central has ever suffered.
“We therefore call on our teeming supporters and stakeholders to tarry patiently, and rightly ignore the annoying noise from habitual betrayers, because in politics, noisemakers will always have their space, but the will of the people will certainly always have their way,” the statement added.