Raymond Ozoji, Awka
Anambra State High court sitting in Awka yesterday struck out a suit challenging the election of Dr Webster Okonkwo as the Anambra State Chairman of the Social Democratic Party.
By that singular act of the court, it declared Dr. Webster Okonkwo as the authentic and duly elected chairman of the Social Democratic Party in Anambra state.
A press statement signed by Dr. Webster Okonkwo and made available to our correspondent in Awka shortly after the verdict of the court revealed that the party in its September 7, 2018 state Congress elected a 34-member State Executive Committee of the Social Democratic Party led by Dr Webster Okonkwo until 2020.
Part of the statement reads, “By this ruling, the leadership dispute engulfing the party at the state level has been finally laid to rest and a new vista opened for party growth and consolidation at all levels.
“A Reconciliation Committee will in a short while be put in place to bring back aggrieved members even as we work assiduously to build the greatest people oriented political movement in Nigeria.
“The Social Democratic Party (SDP) is historically committed to good governance and social justice in Nigeria. Firmly built on the masses, the party still holds the only hope for a new and progressive Nigeria.
“As we prepare for the 2021 Anambra State Governorship election, the Social Democratic Party (SDP) remains the only untainted platform for the liberation of Anambra State.”