By Ikeugonna Eleke
There was jubilation in Obosi Community in Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State, following the announcement of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) candidate for Idemili North and Idemili South Federal Constituency, Obinna Chidoka, as the winner of the last election at the Court of Appeal.
Chidoka had dragged the member representing the area, Hon Ifeanyi Ibezi, to the Court of Appeal, over the result of the last general elections in the area.
Fides gathered that supporters of Chidoka went into wild jubilation when the news of the court verdict reached them.
A source said, ‘Many of Chidoka’s supporters were seen at the junction leading to Iweka Road in Obosi, jubilating, while people were at drinking joints, drinking and celebrating.’
Mr Ndubuisi Nwobu, Chairman, PDP, Anambra State, said the party was happy over the Appeal Court victory of Chidoka.
‘This is a victory for democracy. From day one as a party, we have always said that the February 23, 2019 result was sacrosanct and that there was a winner in Idemili North and South Federal Constituency election.
‘We equally knew that what the lower tribunal did on the matter was a miscarriage of justice and today God has vindicated the just,’ he said.
Nwobu urged politicians to always respect the sanctity of the ballot box, noting that what happened was a sure way to strengthen the nation’s democracy.