The Cross River State Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Celebration, Venatius Ikem, says that the get together will obey the Federal Excessive Court docket judgment on the Ikom/Boki disputed main performed in Could 2022.
Ikem, who spoke on Friday in Calabar, acknowledged that the get together would reply to the problems on the applicable time.
“I’d talk with the nationwide physique of the get together. After they end speaking with us, I’ll know what to say.”
Ikem, when requested if the re-run can be performed as ordered by the court docket, mentioned, “In fact, we might obey court docket order. It’s simply that our communication with the nationwide has not occurred. I’d try this between weekend and early a part of subsequent week, earlier than we are able to perceive what they’d need us to do. I believe each events are prepared for the rerun.”
The PDP had on Could 23, 2022 performed its main to select a candidate to contest for Ikom/Boki Federal Constituency within the 2023 elections.
The previous Commissioner for Justice and Lawyer Normal of the state, Mr. Attah Ochinke, was declared winner of the polls.
Nonetheless, one of many aspirants who took half within the main, Mr. Abang Besong, went to court docket to hunt redress.
And the Federal Excessive Court docket presided over by Honourable Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu within the swimsuit No. FHC/ABJ/CS/913/22 nullified the end result on Friday, September 16, and ordered for a re-run main.
In a judgement delivered in favour of the plaintiff, the court docket mentioned he proved his case on preponderance of proof and thereafter, the court docket ordered for a re-run.
Reacting, Besong mentioned, “No remark as a result of it’s a judgement that had been given by court docket. Be that as it might, I’m assured that I’ll win the re-run. I’m absolutely ready for the re-run.”
In his remarks, Ochinke mentioned, “There isn’t any possibility for the first election. I stay the perfect materials for the place even when I am going for re-run.”