The Aida Nath Campaign Organisation (ANCO) has acknowledged the verdict of the Appeal Court and extended congratulations to Mr. Philip Agbese, who has been declared the Member of the House of Representatives for Ado/Okpokwu/Ogbadibo Federal Constituency.
Agbese, who is the Deputy spokesperson of the 10th House of Representatives and a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC), had his election affirmed by the Court of Appeal in Abuja.
The three-man panel of Justices, led by Justice Onyekachi Aja Otisi, issued a unanimous ruling, dismissing the appeal filed by Aida Nath Ogwuche of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
In a statement signed by Rt. Hon. Chief James Oche, Director-General of ANCO, the organisation expressed its appreciation for the journey of the electioneering and litigation process.
According to Oche, while ANCO had reservations about the premise of the Appeal Court’s decision, the statement emphasized their commitment to respecting and accepting the verdict in utmost good faith.
The organisation encouraged Mr. Agbese to fulfill the expectations of the constituency and to honour the mandate entrusted to him.
The full statement reads “The leadership of the Aida Nath Campaign Organisation (ANCO) wishes to appreciate the Almighty God for seeing the team and its principal, Rt. Hon. Barr. Aida Nath Ogwuche through the electioneering and litigation process that has today come to an end. As much as we have reservations about the premise of the Appeal Court decision today, we make bold to respect and accept same in utmost good faith”.
“With the outcome of the judgment, we seize this opportunity to congratulate Mr. Philip Agbese as Member of the House of Representatives for Ado//Okpokwu/Ogbadibo Federal Constituency. We implore him to live up the expectations of our people and to justify the mandate entrusted into his hands. We had confidence in the merit of our case, and it was trite that we satisfy our conscience by exploring the courts”.
“Today we appreciate God Almighty for the journey so far. We are inspired by the uncommon strength and the charisma exhibited by our principal, the Rt. Hon. Barr. Aida Nath Ogwuche. She has proven herself worthy of our support and we pray the good Lord to continue to enlarge her coast and inspire her to greater exploits. We know her firm resolve to avail the people quality leadership will not be short-lived by this setback”.
“Our gratitude goes to our leaders, especially Sen. Comr. Abba Moro, the great people of Enone, the leadership and members of the Aida Nath Campaign Organisation (ANCO), the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and our teeming supporters who have stood the test of time for the sake of this course. Your efforts and courage will always be a scratch on our conscience. Be firm and anticipate further communication from us soon”.
“We appreciate each and everyone who stood by us in the course of this struggle and we assure you that we do not take your support for granted. May God bless you all and meet you at your various points of need”.