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PDP crisis: Sacked Ebonyi chairman, Onu heads to Supreme Court after appeal’s ruling

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The sacked chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Ebonyi State, Mr. Silas Onu, at the weekend, vowed to challenge the Appeal Court ruling, wherein the state party congress that produced him as chairman was nullified.

Onu in a statement signed and made available to journalists in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State capital on Saturday, argued that the Court of Appeal erred in law when it assumed jurisdiction over the appeal before it, and determined to nullify congress that produced him as chairman.

Recall that the appellate court had sacked Silas Onu and restored Mr Tochukwu Okorie as the substantive chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the state.

Onu, a former spokesperson of the party, in the notice of appeal, raised two grounds for appeal.

He argued that the Court of Appeal erred in law when it assumed jurisdiction over the appeal before it, and determined same.

According to him, the notice of appeal which commenced the appeal at the appellate Court was a joint Notice of Appeal filed on 22 April 2022 by the Peoples Democratic Party as the 1st Appellant and the instant Respondent, as the 2nd Appellant therein.

“In the course of the Appeal, the Peoples Democratic Party, accepted the judgment of the trial Court and elected to discontinue its appeal

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