PHOTO NEWS: AKWA IBOM PDP FAITHFUL CELEBRATE SUPREME COURT VERDICT
…………….Peoples Democratic Party faithful in Akwa Ibom State converged on the Ibom International Airport to recieve the state Chairman of the Party, Obong Paul Ekpo, who was at Abuja to witness the Supreme Court judgement which validated Senator Ahmed Markarafi as leader of the party.
Addressing the mamoth crowd, Obong EKPO described the Supreme Court judgement as victory for democracy, saying that the Supreme Court, which is the apex court in the country, has upheld decisions of the party convention where Senator Ahmed Markarafi emerged as the National Caretaker Chairman of the party.
He said the verdict has put an end to the legal tussle that threatened the unity of the party, and applauded the leadershp and members of the party in the state for standing firm during the trying period.
He thanked the Senate Minority Leader, Senator Godswill Akpabio, members of the National and State Assemblies and other stakeholders for their doggedness and support which has made the party a religion in the state, saying that PDP has come back with renewed vigor stronger and more united.
Obong Ekpo therefore urged party faithful to demonstrate the victory in the forthcoming local government elections, and used the occasion to advise defectors to have a rethink and come back to the rebranded party which has been repositioned to change things in the country for a democratic governance.