The Abia State chapter of the All Progressives Grand Alliance [APGA] has described the Court of Appeal judgment that declared Dr Alex Otti winner of the April 2015 governorship election as victory for democracy, development and progress for the state.
Speaking in Umuahia while addressing supporters of the party in Umuahia during a victory rally, the chairman of APGA in the state, Rev Augustine Ehiemere, said that the party was grateful to God that finally, justice had been done.
Ehiemere said that the party and people of the state are happy with the development in the election appeal petition matter, and expressed hope that the Supreme Court would confirm the judgment when the case gets to their table.
The rally, which brought together supporters of the party from the 17 Local Government Areas of the state and pro groups, was led by the chairman, Rev Ehiemere, to thank God for the judgment.
They marched through major streets of Umuahia, the capital city, with placards with inscriptions like “Abians are free from Economic Bondage”, “Bye- Bye to Unemployment in Abia”, “Alex Otti, Abians are proud of you”, “Join us celebrate Alex Otti”, among others.
Ehiemere said that the rally was organised by coalition of pro-groups for good governance in Abia to celebrate the victory of APGA and its candidate in the election, Dr Otti, saying that Abia people were happy that the mandate which was given to APGA has been recovered through the Appeal Court judgment.
Also speaking, the minority leader of the Abia State House of Assembly, Hon Ikedi Ezekwesiri, said: “The 31st of December 2015 would go down in history as the day God manifested himself on behalf of the people, even when it appeared as if all hopes had been lost and prayers not answered over the election. (The Nation)