The ruling All Progressives Congress has promised to appeal the victory of former Senate Deputy President, Ike Ekweremadu, at the State and National Assembly Elections Petitions Tribunal in Enugu State.
The Chairman of the party in Enugu State, Ben Nwoye, stated this while reacting to the victory of Ekweremadu at the Tribunal on Tuesday.
Juliet Ibekaku-Nwagwu, the candidate of APC in Enugu West Senatorial district had approached the tribunal following the victory of Ekweremadu at the poll.
The Tribunal in its judgement, struck out the petition on the ground that the petitioners failed to prove their cases beyond all reasonable doubt and affirmed the victory of Ekweremadu.
The APC chairman stated that necessary steps had been taken to appeal the ruling of the tribunal.
He said that the party was disappointed at the decision of the tribunal after the party’s legal team had put up a formidable argument to prove their case.
“We are shocked that the case turned out this way in spite of the overwhelming evidence we adduced,” he said.
Nwoye commended the petitioners’ legal team for putting up a good fight at the tribunal. Mr. Patrick Luke, the petitioners’ counsel, said that his clients had instructed him to appeal the judgment.
Luke said that the petitioners did all they could to prove their case, “but the trial court decided otherwise. We have instruction from our clients to appeal the judgment.”
“There are fundamental errors in the judgment. We shall study it and respond accordingly.”