Tuesday, March 3, 2020

IMO: Supreme Court Verdict Is An Endorsement Of Electoral Fraud — PDP

The supreme court today strike out an application before the it by the sacked Governor of Imo state, Emeka Ihedioha of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, seeking to be restored as governor.

IMO: Supreme Court Verdict Is An Endorsement Of Electoral Fraud — PDP

While reacting to the supreme court's rule, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says the verdict of the Supreme Court on the review of its judgment on the Imo state governorship election is a disconcerting endorsement of electoral fraud, which places a huge burden on the court and the Lord Justices.

According to the PDP, in the face of the sad verdict, Justice Chima Nweze’s judgment presents a glimpse of hope for the nation’s judiciary.

Mr Kola Ologbondiyan, publicity secertatry of PDP, in a statement on behalf of the party said; 

What Nigerians expected of the Supreme Court, since the error in its earlier judgment had been fully established, was to summon the courage to affirm its infallibility by correcting the errors and handing over victory to the rightful winner. Sadly, it failed to do so.

However, the PDP publicity secretary says the Party abides completely by the judgement pronounced by Justice Nweze which he says went straight to the substance of the PDP’s application.

He added; 

Our party abides completely by every word of the judgment of Justice Nweze as treated facts, which are truly sacred. Justice Nweze’s pronouncement, which went straight into the substance of our application represents a universal view about the travesty of justice that occurred in the Imo state governorship election judgment.

It is indeed unfortunate that the Supreme Court had the wholesome opportunity to redeem itself and correct its errors, but choose to hide behind a technicality to justify and endorse an electoral fraud

As a party, we hold that on this judgment, all election stakeholders must rally to create remedies for this pathetic situation created by the Supreme Court in the Imo governorship election before our entire electoral process becomes vanquished”.

This judgment will continue to haunt the Supreme Court. It has created a burden of precedence and fallibility on the Court.

More distressing is the fact that the judgment has heavily detracted from the confidence Nigerians and the international community reposed on the Supreme Court and our entire jurisprudence

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