THE Onyekachi Nwebonyi-led executives of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP has accused the Judges that withdrew from the court case bordering on the dissolution of his executives by the party’s National Working Committee, NWC of corruption, incompetence and application of delay tactics in order to pave way for the perpetuation of injustice in the matter.
Three Judges, Vincent Nwanchor, Anslem Nwaigwe and Elvis Ngene had so far withdrawn from the case.
The embattled Chairman of the PDP in Ebonyi who stressed that his leadership remains authentic not minding the antics of some desperate politicians expressed optimism that the Court would definitely rule in his favour.
In a statement issued in Abakaliki, Chief Nwebonyi further accused the Udeogu-led faction of the PDP of indiscriminately abusing court processes in order to get justice through the back door.
The Statement read in part: “We as the authentic leadership of the People’s Democratic Party in Ebonyi State condemn in high terms the act of endless recusal which suggests that the judges are quite in support of the delay tactics employed by Udeogu defunct group by not assuming jurisdiction on the matter and determining the case, more especially when the issue of bias is becoming endless in the mouth of Udeogu and colleagues.
“There must be an end to any litigation be it criminal or civil and a party cannot hold a court at ransom and the court will just fold her hands. The judge is naturally made to represent God before men to regulate the affairs of men without fear or favour.
“l want to ask the chief judge of Ebonyi State till when will he continue to adjourn this matter? And you keep tolerating your brother judges that you superintend over to continue to recuse themselves from this matter. By your conduct so far we are suspecting incompetence or corruption somewhere. For justice to be done, fear must give way. “
“The action of the defunct faction of the People’s Democratic Party in Ebonyi State in frustrating the proceedings of the state high court and running to Abuja to institute the same case whereby they can buy the ruling to their favour is a show of defeat on the side of the desolved Udeogu led Caretaker Committee. This is a travesty of justice.
“The Udeogu Caretaker Committee was dissolved by the order of Ebonyi State High Court judge, Hon. Justice Elvis Ngene in November 2020. The defunct Udeogu led Caretaker Committee has been frustrating the proceedings in the matter because they know very well that they have a bad case. The whole world is aware that the suit l filed against them have moved to three courts in Ebonyi State within a month.
“Each time the matter is assigned to a new judge they will raise issues of bias and the judges will recuse themselves from the matter. They did it at Hon. Justice Elvis Ngene’s court, they raised it before my lord the Honourable Chief Judge of Ebonyi State when the chief judge assigned the matter to himself. They didn’t stop at that.
“After the chief judge recused himself from the matter, it was assigned to my lord Hon. Justice Vincent Nwanchor. The Udeogu team again raised the issue of bias before Hon Justice Nwanchor in order to buy time to get a favourable judgement in Abuja. This clearly shows that the defendants don’t want the matter to go on and get same determined. These are gimmicks people with bad case employ in political matters like this, and we are neither surprised nor deterred from pursuing our case. Eventually, justice will prevail.
“To further prove to the whole world that Udeogu and his group are completely confused, they are now running from pillar to post and that is why they went to Abuja and instituted a fresh action against me and my duly elected executives in the state. An elementary law student can easily observe that this is an abuse of court process. The same matter that is pending before Ebonyi State high court is been instituted fresh in Abuja without first withdrawing it from Ebonyi State high court. This doesn’t suffice in law.
“That is why God appointed judges to do justice to all manner of men without FEAR OR FAVOUR. We are not attached to the outcome of the ruling. All we need is the ruling. If it didn’t go down well with us we can appeal. All we want is for our matter to progress and be determined in one way or the other. The world can see another scenario of the wisest judgment of king Solomon, where two women are struggling over a baby.
“The real mother prayed to the king that her son may live and grow while the fake one claiming to be the mother opted for the child to be killed and divided in parts. This is evil. Chief Bar onyekachi Nwebonyi led leadership of PDP in Ebonyi State is praying that our suit be allowed to see the light of the day and not to be killed and buried as demanded by Udeogu defunct group. This is another evil of the century.”