The recently-reinstated State Executive Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Anambra State, led by Mr. Ndubuisi Nwobu, has resumed office after the judgment of the Court of Appeal last Monday reinstating it.
The Nwobu-led committee was dissolved by the national leadership of the party, following a court judgment in a suit instituted by Samuel Anyakorah, which challenged the leadership replaced by Chukwudi Umeaba, whose faction recognised Senator Uba as the factional PDP candidate for November 6, 2021 election.
But the Court of Appeal, Abuja Division, in a judgment last weekend, reinstated the Nwobu-led executive, thereby validating the candidature of Mr. Valentine Ozigbo, who emerged from a parallel primary election conducted by the party and supported by the Uche Secondus-led National Working Committee.
Nwobu, who spoke at a media briefing to announce the return of his executive at the PDP secretariat in Awka, the state capital, yesterday, said the Appeal Court judgment had totally brought to an end the issues about who is the authentic candidate of the party.
While thanking the party’s Board of Trustees members in the state for coming together to support him and worked to ensure he returned as chairman, he pledged to sack members who are unwilling to turn away from anti-party activities.
On the reported resignation of a member of the party’s BoT, Senator Joy Emordi, Nwobu said the party was truly worried each time a member, especially a top ranking party official, resigns, assuring that his leadership will not fail to put machinery in place to reach out to its members and woo them back to its fold.
Nwobu, who regretted that some party members got a court order, which they know cannot stand but to disrupt what we are doing, said that his executive only made a sacrifice by stepping aside to ensure that a candidate emerges.
He said they were not surprised about the court order, which removed the Anambra State PDP executive, adding that it started in 2002.
Besides, he promised that the executive and party members would work for Ozigbo to ensure his victory and take over of Government House.