The chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Ebonyi state, Mr. Tochukwu Okorie, Tuesday, called for unity among members of the party.
Okorie has been in court with Silas Onu over the leadership of the party for the past few months.
The Court of Appeal in Abuja Monday nullified and set aside the judgment of the Federal High Court, Abakaliki, on April 13, 2022. Thereby declaring Okorie the chairman of the party in the state.
In a victory statement, Mr. Okorie admonished members of PDO to end every disagreement and work towards the victory of the party, come 2023.
The statement reads: “Yesterday, August 15, 2022, the Appeal Court sitting in Abuja summarily restored the mandate freely given to me by the members of our great party, the PDP as the substantive chairman of the party in Ebonyi state. I congratulate all our teeming members, unrelenting supporters, leaders, stakeholders, and the entire Ndi-Ebonyi on this momentous victory.
“This victory is indeed our victory and I am humbled by the outpouring of love, solidarity, and goodwill that has been showered on me, and most especially the way our members have tenaciously stood by me and the party throughout this period.
“I am therefore using this opportunity to implore our members to end the disagreements as the time to move forward is now.
“In a few weeks, campaigns for the 2023 general elections will kick off in full steam. PDP remains the only grassroots party in Ebonyi state, the PDP remains the hope of restoration for the oppressed people of our dear Ebonyi state and the PDP remains the hope and the way forward for Ndi Ebonyi. The time to recalibrate is now.”