Mr. Venatius Ikem, the state chairman, stated on Tuesday that members of the party were overjoyed by the decision to dismiss the MPs who defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Following the defection of some of their members, he claims they started to fight politicians’ unreasonable behavior.
Ikem was reacting to a High Court in Abuja’s decision to dismiss the legislators for their defection.
Justice Taiwo Taiwo ruled on March 21 that the MPs had to forfeit their seats because they had abandoned the political party that had brought them to power.
The ruling came after the PDP filed a lawsuit with the number FHC/ABJ/CS/975/2021.
They were jubilant, according to the chairman, since they had reclaimed their triumph.
“We have made it clear that we have faith in the judges and that we believe we will be able to restore our mandate.”
“The difference between this case and others is that we contested it; courts don’t merely pass judgements; they also adjudicate on topics presented before them.”
“We determined that one way or another, we would correct some aspects in our politics, and today’s judgment is the first step in that direction,” he said.
Mr Mike Ojisi, the PDP’s state publicity secretary, said the party was ready to field candidates for the empty positions and that the ruling was a positive move.
“We are aware that they may wish to file an appeal, but that will have no bearing on the outcome.”
“If these lawmakers who were fired today had been sensible, they would have learned a lesson from the Ebonyi governor’s judgment.”
“We would have welcomed them with open arms even if they had returned to the party a day before this judgment.”
He explained, “Our umbrella is so big that it can fit as many people as possible.”
According to the Nigerian News Agency (NAN), lawmakers who switched with Gov. Ben Ayade from the PDP to the APC in 2021 were among those affected.
There were 18 members of the State House of Assembly and two members of the House of Representatives on the committee.