The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Abia State has advised the Labour Party (LP) to accept the ruling of the Court of Appeal, which sacked Senator Darlington Nwokocha from the Senate.
The party, which said it was reacting to reports credited to the LP Chairman in Abia State, Ceakay Igara, where he rejected the court’s declaration of Austin Akobundu as duly elected senator for Abia Central, advised the LP to obey court orders by accepting the removal of Senator Darlington Nwokocha and support PDP and Austin Akobundu’s legal victory.
The PDP, which said that it came to the Appeal Court with 19 grounds of appeal, informed that Section 77 is both a pre-election and post-election matter, arguing that the LP could not defend most of the grounds the PDP brought to the Appeal Court.
The opposition party also said that the LP did not provide a copy of the Appeal Court judgement to members of the press during the press conference before calling for reversal of judgement, even as it berated the LP for not protesting when judgements went in their favour.
Apart from these, the PDP said said any protest against the Appeal Court ruling could cause security breach in Abia.
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