The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) seems to have settled the in-house ramblings in the Anambra State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) after sending a letter to the national headquarters of the PDP on Sunday, November 3, 2014, Thisday reports.
The letter which was dated Thursday, October 23, 2014 was addressed to the national chairman of the party, Adamu Mu’azu stated that Ejike Ogbuego will be recognised as the authentic chairman of the party in Anambra State.
The letter which was signed by INEC’s secretary, Musa H. Adamu was titled: “Re: Current Status of the Leadership of PDP in Anambra State,”
INEC said: “The commission acknowledged the receipt of several letters on the leadership of the PDP in Anambra State as well as several court orders, rulings, consent judgments in which INEC was not a party were also attached.
“You may wish to note that the commission monitored a state congress of PDP in Anambra State at which Chief Ejike Oguebego was elected as chairman in the state.
“Further, you may wish to note that the Federal High Court Division in its ruling of 12thSeptember, 2013 in Suit No. FHC/PH/CS/213/13 between Ejike Oguebego and two Others vs. PDP and three Others ordered both thePDP and INEC to recognise and deal with the Oguebego-led state executive committee in all elections in Anambra State.
“The said order is still subsisting and an appeal arising thereto is yet to be determined at the Court of Appeal.
“Consequently, the commission is left with no choice but to continue to recognise Oguebego as the chairman of your party in Anambra State until specifically ordered otherwise by a court of law.
“Therefore, you are advised to accord necessary recognition to the Oguebego and his executive committee accordingly.
“Please accept the assurances of the commission,” the letter read.