By Myke Uzendu
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has expressed concerns over Supreme Court’s postponement of judgment on the Zamfara state governorship election, alleging that Apex Court is planning to reverse itself.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) had approached the court to review its judgement on Zamfara State which had faulted the party’s state primary election procedure and declared the PDP candidates that came second in all the elections as rightful winners.
The PDP wondered why the Apex Court contrary to its earlier practices on the review of its pronouncements, adjournment delivery of Judgement to a new date.
The National Publicity Secretary of PDP, Kola Ologbondiyan in a Press Conference at the party’s National Headquarters on Tuesday alleged that APC is once again on a move to manipulate the judicial process and secure favourable judgment through the back door.
He said, “Nigerians will recall that the Supreme Court had consistently decided on the finality of judgments reached at the court. As such, all issues bothering on review were never reserved for judgment because of its belief in the infallibility of its own judgment.
“Our party is concerned that the surprising decision to reserve this judgment is not in tandem with the established practice of the highest court, which was reaffirmed in its judgments on the Bayelsa and Imo state governorship elections, where it dismissed the applications for review on the ground that it lacked jurisdiction to review its own judgment.”
The party urged the Supreme Court not to allow itself to be manipulated by the APC or its agents into a judicial summersault that is capable of causing serious constitutional and political crisis in the country.