Awka – The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has invited Nigerians to call out Justice O.A Nwabunike of the Anambra State High Court, for allegedly refusing to release the case file as well as copies of his judgment on the Senator Ugochukwu Uba Vs PDP & others.
In his judgment last week, the Judge had asked the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to list Senator Uba as the candidate of the PDP for the November 6 Governorship election in Anambra State.
It also awarded a ten million cost to Senator Uba against Mr Valentine Ozigbo, who the National Secretariat of the PDP had presented Certificate of Return to as its candidate for the said election, having emerged from the party’s primary.
But in a statement on Thursday, the National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Kola Ologbondiyan said the PDP views as vexatious that, upon resumption of court activities today, Justice Nwabunike, remained adamant in withholding the documents, “all in his desperate bid to frustrate and distract the PDP and its candidate, in the Anambra state governorship election, Valentine Ozigbo.”
The statement read further; “The party asserts that the deviltries of the judge, in seizing the documents is aimed at frustrating the notices of appeal filed by the PDP and her candidate against his aberrant judgment, knowing that such black-market judgement cannot stand in appeal.
“Our party cautions Justice Nwabunike not to continue to test the will of the generality of the people of Anambra, whose mandate, being expressed in our candidate, Valentine Ozigbo, is being undermined, as such may trigger serious crisis in the state.
“It is indeed indefensible, that a court judge is bent at causing crisis in Anambra state and we call on Nigerians and the people of Anambra to hold Justice Nwabunike directly responsible should there be any breakdown of law and order in the state.”
The PDP maintained that it will not be deterred or distracted by Justice Nwabunike and an individual, who did not even participate in its primary, “as they cannot stop the people of Anambra state and the PDP candidate, Valentine Ozigbo, from emerging victorious in the election.”