(1) primary Election was held on 3rd Oct 2018 at abagana but prior to that the state chairman of PDP had changed the returning officer of the primary purportedly to favour valentine ayika.
The initial venue of the election was also changed to favour Ayika.The purported delegate list was also changed to favour Ayika as well. There were multiple thump printing of ballot papers , multiple voting and vote buying by the Njikoka delegates.
Thereafter Hon Egenti ,Hon Adilieje and Hon kinsman discovered that the primary was actually taking place at another location in abagana with the proper delegate list. At the end of voting Egenti won the election
Val Ayika having paid his way through with the state chapter of the party had his way.
Dr Egenti quickly petitioned the Electoral Appeal panel set up by the NWC of the party
It is also important to note that Hon klinsman also petitioned the appeal panel of PDP complaining bitterly that there was a kangaroo primary conducted by the state chapter of pdp where vote buying and multiple thump printing was the order of day
The NWC appeal panel investigated all the petitions and interviewed delegates including the other contestants who participated in the primary election and released it’s report and findings.
That report was called the Anambra state electoral appeal panel report Of the NWC of PDP, reported categorically declared Dr Rich Egenti the winner of the primary and recommended that he be returned as candidate of the party
It’s important to note that the Constitution of PDP abrogated the powers of the NWC through NEC to the Electoral Appeal panel report as final in all matters concerning primary election.
Ayika then came up with an idea: that the only way out for him was to discredit the candidacy of Dr Rich Egenti by brandishing him as been sponsored by onye-ndozi the apga candidate and sitting house MEMBER.
The idea worked and quickly sold the idea to the hierarchy of the party including his Excellency Gov Peter Obi.
His satanic idea worked temporarily in the interim but God ruleth over the affairs of men.
Dr Egenti quickly approached the courts wherein the court affirmed that Egenti was the candidate who won the election and should by returned as authentic candidate of the PDP by virtue of the NWC appeal panel report.
The pdp party hierarchy having bought the idea tried endlessly to overturn their own appeal panel report .
PDP in their usual impunity and disobedience to court orders refused to forward Egenti,s name to INEC
INEC quickly countered with a remark- to PDP that they have a court order suggestive that Dr Egenti be declared winner and issued with the certificate of return but your failure to forward Egenti,s name we “INEC ” shall leave the space blanck until further notice.
Ayika was never a party in the case that PDP appealed up to the supreme Court. So how could the supreme Court have declared him winner??
That case as litigated is on ayikas Facebook.
It is important to correct the false narrative papetrated by ayika that he got judgement from the supreme Court in his favor.
Now on another falsehood by ayika the supreme Court in that ruling said the PDP appeal is hereby struck out and other suits equally struck out.
It is clearly written ; PDP vs Richard Egenti & INEC
That Egenti,s case filed on 18th Oct was 2days outside the time; is equally struck out.
So it means no pronouncement was made on who was the PDP candidate to represent DNA at the 9th assembly.
Now what is the import of that ruling because the supreme Court struck even the PDP appeal.
There is a difference between struck out and dismissed in law.
Remember that in all these legal and political permutations the NWC appeal panel report is still subsisting.
The law is trite that when a case is struck out you are permitted to refile but if the Apex court had dismissed the case; you can’t refile.
That report declared Dr Richard Egenti winner and candidate of PDP.
Since INEC is a law abiding agency of govt they refused to heed to PDP numerous letters asking them not to obey the appeal panel report but rather accept whatever candidate they forwarded to inec.
It’s law that Dr Richard Egenti is deemed to have been on the ballot on election day of 23rd Feb and having won the election since it’s the party that canvasses for votes Egenti should have been given the certificate of return.
The returning OFFICER professor Raphael nnajiofor okigbo having not seen Egenti,s name decided to pronounce PDP winner without writing or mentioning the name of the candidate.
Now this pronouncement can only be made by a court or tribunal because the time for political parties to forward the names of candidate had elapsed.
This confusion and beligrence of PDP in refusing to forward Egenti,s name based on the satanic propaganda by ayika and his cohorts brought us to this juncture in DNA history
Despite all pressures to get him pronounce ayika as winner proved ABORTIVE.
NOW LET US X-RAY WHO EGENTI IS ?
He Obtained 1st class in physics Masters IN GEOPHYSICS and also Masters in METAPHYSICS and later acquired doctoral degree in METAPHYSICS at one of the best metaphysical universities in the world
He lives in the United States of AMERICA. He was at the prime age of 26yrs the youngest chairman of the Nigeria polish business council
He oversaw the affairs of the the govt of Poland in Nigeria working closely with the commercial attache of the Polish embassy Majoring in political tactics and hardball
Consequently he left back to the United States where he enrolled at the Chicago institute of politics.
He is noted to have contested election for DNA 4yrs ago in a parallel primary which hon Dr okey Eze eventually won
Under the guidance of David Axelrod who was a one time president Obama campaign manager
The satanic propaganda of valentine ayika will hit him on the face once the tribunal proclaims that ayika was never the PDP candidate abinito and shouldn’t have been given the certificate of return and if such cert had been issued in error should be nullified and reissued to Dr Egenti
Mbanugo Onyeka Nelson reporting From Abuja.