…Insists on reversal of Supreme Court Judgment
By Myke Uzendu
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has revealed that the reason governors of the All Progressives Congress (APC) are standing alone in defence of what they described as the widely condemned judgment of the Supreme Court on Imo governorship election was because many of them were beneficiaries of huge electoral manipulation.
The party in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan on Sunday said the APC governors’ attempt at cheap blackmail will never stop the PDP and millions of Nigerians from the demand for the review and reversal of the judgment in which the Supreme Court manufactured and donated fictitious votes, to name a 4th position candidate the winner of the Imo state governorship election.
“It is rather not surprising to many that the APC governors could allow themselves to be enlisted to haul insults at the PDP with a view to blur and distort this grave miscarriage of justice because many of them are products and beneficiaries of electoral manipulations.
“This is also why APC governors are encouraging their party to engage in underhand measures and supporting injustice instead of following democratic processes,” he said.
The PDP mouthpiece faulted the comparison of Imo state judgment to that of Zamfara and Rivers states governorship elections stressing that the APC governors deliberately veiled the fact that they lost Zamfara and Rivers as a result of their internal wrangling over their failure to conduct a credible primary, which voided their votes and left the party with the second highest number of votes as the winner.
“This is different from the judgment on Imo where fictitious votes were manufactured by the Supreme Court and donated to the APC to lift it from the fourth position and declared winner.
“In making their plea for the rejected judgment, the APC governors should explain to Nigerians how the Supreme Court, in its bid to award votes to APC, ended up declaring total valid votes of 950, 952 votes above the INEC’s official 823,743 total number of accredited voters for the election.
“Can the APC governors explain to Nigerians how and where the Supreme Court manufactured the extra 127,743 vote above the number of accredited voters.
“Furthermore, can the APC governors explain why the Supreme Court Summersaulted on its declaration on a host of cases, particularly the Atiku vs Buhari case, that for a petitioner to succeed in allegation of infraction of any provision of the Electoral Act, especially one complaining about malpractice, the petitioner must call witnesses polling unit by polling units,” Ologbondiyan questioned.
He called on the APC governors to steer clear of the Imo judgment as the PDP will never abandon the determination to get the judgment reversed.