Ozigbo not Challenging Soludo’s Victory in Court, Says PDP Chieftain
PDP’s governorship candidate in the just concluded election in Anambra, Mr Val Ozigbo has denied allegations that he is challenging Soludo’s victory in court through the backdoor.
A statement by the deputy director of campaigns in the PDP, Mr Tony Ezikesaid the rumour being peddled are lies.
Below is the full press release…
*VALENTINE OZIGBO, PDP CANDIDATE IN JUST CONCLUDED ANAMBRA GOVERNORSHIP ELECTION HAS NOT, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY TAKEN ANY COURT ACTION ON THE ANAMBRA GUBER ELECTION OF NOVEMBER 2021*
Our attention has been drawn to some fake news being peddled by activists of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) falsely declaring that Nigerian business mogul and governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the November 2021 election, Mr Valentine Ozigbo has filed a matter in the Court of Appeal for leave to appeal against the judgment of Honourable Justice Taiwo Taiwo, a suit which challenged the validity of Prof Chukwuma Soludo’s candidature.
Firstly, in a country governed by rule of law, resort to redress in court stands as the best means of dispute resolution or expressing ones grievances. It is not only constitutionally provided for it is also in accord with modern and civilized way of life. Instituting legal action when one considers that his rights have been violated is globally accepted being a non-violent means of dispute resolution as against opting for self-help.
That said, this is to notify the general public that Mr Valentine Ozigbo, a sound gentleman and one of Nigeria’s most respected business leaders, has not filed any matter directly or indirectly on the just concluded Anambra gubernatorial election in any court or Election Tribunal.
The development that is creating panic in the APGA social media community is that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has filed a motion to join a suit in which it is an interested party.
There are no court processes with Valentine Ozigbo’s name on them.
It is common knowledge that the plaintiffs in the said case have also sued Mr. Valentine Ozigbo and his party, PDP, to court on several subject matters.
Please disregard the falsehood, fake news, and mischievous tales being peddled by discredited individuals who lack the character to stick to the facts in their reportage.
For avoidance of doubt, please note that the official channels through which Valentine Ozigbo and his Campaign Organisation communicate are well known to the general public. These are the only sources for factual information on his activities.
*Deputy Director, State PDP Governorship Campaign Council 2021*
*December 14, 2021*