Tochukwu Okorie Chairman peoples democratic party in Ebonyi state Monday regain his mandate as the chairman following a court ruling at the court of appeal in Abuja, Nigeria.
There has been a leadership tussle between Okorie and Silas Onu who dragged him to court alleging that Tochukwu was not the state chairman.
But in a statement after it, Okorie implores the party members to end the disagreements and work as a team for the victory of the PDP in 2023.
He said very soon the party will unveil its blueprint to retake its mandate.
The statement “This victory is indeed our victory and I am humbled by the outpouring of love, solidarity, and goodwill that has been showered on me, and most especially the way our members have tenaciously stood by me and the party throughout this period.
“I am therefore using this opportunity to implore our members to end the disagreements as the time to move forward is now.
“In a few weeks, campaigns for the 2023 general elections will kick off in full steam. PDP remains the only grassroots party in Ebonyi State, the PDP remains the hope of restoration for the oppressed people of our dear Ebonyi State, the PDP remains the hope and the way forward for Ndi Ebonyi. The time to recalibrate is now.
“Consequently, in this collective victory, I am calling on all members of our party, aspirants, and candidates for various elective positions under our beautiful umbrella to close ranks with one another. Let’s work together to revive the love and brotherhood that gave us victories in 1999 to date. Let us be reminded that PDP has hardly lost the election in Ebonyi State.
“In the next few days, we shall be rolling out our plans for greater PDP in Ebonyi State. The PDP is one united family, even though we may have different orientations, ambitions, and group loyalties, we are united under the capable umbrella.
“Let me specifically call on aggrieved members of the party to explore internal mechanisms in seeking peaceful resolutions of their grievances and let all hands be on deck working together for our collective victory. I want to assure us all that we shall keep our eyes on the ball and, God willing, will eventually achieve the desired outcome. PDP is the most entrenched and dominant party in Ebonyi State. This is the fact that must now be re-enacted.
“Thank you all as I look forward to leading a united PEOPLES DEMOCRATIC PARTY in Ebonyi State”.