Abia State, Nigeria – Okey Ahiwe, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate for the 2023 general elections in Abia State, has shared his reaction to the recent verdict of the election petitions tribunal in Umuahia. The tribunal upheld Alex Otti as the duly elected Governor of the state in the March 18, 2023 polls.
In a message released by his media adviser, Victor Nwokocha, shortly after the tribunal’s verdict, Ahiwe expressed his deep appreciation to his numerous supporters, legal team, family, friends, and associates for their unwavering support throughout the process.
Ahiwe assured his supporters, legal team, and family members that there is no need to panic or lose hope. He firmly believes that truth and justice will ultimately prevail. Demonstrating his unwavering confidence in the Judiciary, the PDP candidate stated that his legal team would carefully examine the tribunal’s judgment and provide him with advice on the next steps to take.
Addressing his loyal supporters, Ahiwe urged them to remain calm and law-abiding. He emphasized that after consulting with his legal team and the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), he would keep them informed about the direction they should take.
The verdict of the election petitions tribunal came as a surprise to many, especially Ahiwe’s supporters who had hoped for a different outcome. However, Ahiwe remains optimistic and determined to pursue justice through the appropriate legal channels.
The PDP candidate’s response reflects his commitment to upholding the principles of democracy and the rule of law. Despite the setback, Ahiwe’s unwavering faith in the judiciary system showcases his respect for due process and the importance of a fair and just electoral system.
The outcome of the tribunal’s judgment has undoubtedly sparked debates and discussions among the political circles in Abia State. As the news spreads, citizens are eagerly awaiting the next steps that Ahiwe and his legal team will take.
In conclusion, Okey Ahiwe’s response to the election petitions tribunal verdict demonstrates his resilience and determination to fight for justice. Despite the outcome, he remains confident in the judiciary system and will continue to explore all legal avenues available to him. As the situation unfolds, Ahiwe’s supporters and the public eagerly await further updates on the next course of action.