Jones Onyeriri, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Senatorial candidate for Imo West, has vowed to challenge the ruling of the Federal High Court that ordered INEC to issue a certificate of return to Rochas Okorocha.
In a statement to newsmen on Saturday, the Director General of Jones Onyeriri Campaign Organisation, Eze Ugochukwu, accused Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court Abuja of bias.
The campaign DG noted that the candidate of the PDP will appeal the judgement.
Ugochukwu said, “We are not surprised by the decision of the Abuja High Court 7, presided over by Justice Okon Abang.
“Right from the commencement of the ex-parte application by Owelle Rochas Okorocha against INEC, the inevitability of the judgement was obvious.
“The handling of the case from the start, left much to be desired, as issues of obvious bias were not hidden, including suspension and abridgement of rules of court, overt intimidation of defence lawyers, and harassment of same; whereas the plaintiff lawyer was allowed a field day in court.
“The reality is that the decision came from a court of first instance.
“Therefore, the decision stands to be tested at the appellate courts while the trial at the tribunal goes on.”