Chijioke Edeoga, LP’s Governorship Candidate in Enugu Waxes Stronger Despite Case

Labour Party’s Governorship Candidate in Enugu State, Chijioke Edeoga Explains He’s Still Fully in the Race Despite Joinder Decision

Hon Chijioke Edeoga has dispelled rumuors about the pending Appeal Court case pointing out that he is still the LP’s Governorship Candidate in Enugu State.

Following the outcome of an Appeal Court’s ruling over the matter before it to determine the authentic Labour Party governorship flag bearer in Enugu State, Mr Chijioke Edeoga, the officially nominated candidate whose name is included in the INEC list under the LP has debunked the rumour that the appellate court’s ruling penultimate Thursday, has disqualified him from the race.

The main suit is a matter challenging the LP and INEC to determine the authentic candidate of the party in Enugu State filled in the court by one Captain Everest Nnaji. Nnaji is laying claim to the ticket contending that the party has not gone through proper channel to determine who becomes State’s flag bearer for the party.

According to Chijioke Edeoga , while addressing his followers through the party platform Saturday, said, an erroneous report has been circulating that the ruling was against him.
He said:
“A false story has been trending all over the place and I have been receiving calls from all over the state. This is the true position, Captain Everest Nnaji, best known as Odengene, sued Labour Party in the Federal High Court before Justice Maha. The court ordered the Labour Party to repeat the primary elections for Enugu governorship.

“Dissatisfied with the judgment, Labour Party appealed to the Court of Appeal. And I, Chijioke Edeoga, who was not a party to the case before the Federal High Court, got a lawyer, Maduabuchi Oba, to file an application to join the appeal as an interested party. While the lawyer was preparing his documents for the joinder application, the Court of Appeal heard the main appeal by Labour Party and adjourned for judgment.

“The application for joinder now came up and the Court of Appeal, since it had already heard the main appeal, said it has been overtaken by events and struck it out. That’s all. The main appeal filed by Labour Party is still awaiting judgment”, he explained.

In its reaction to the preliminary ruling of the court, the party has since called on its numerous supporters and well wishers in Enugu State to remains calm as any comment on the subsisting matter could be subjudice.

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