Zamfara: PDP intimidating Supreme Court, APC alleges

By Ezeocha Nzeh

Ahead of the expected Supreme Court ruling on the All Progressives Congress (APC) request for review of the court’s ruling on the party’s primary elections that affected its victory during the last governorship election in Zamfara state, the All Progressives Congress (APC) has accused the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) of intimidating the Supreme Court.

The APC described the PDP’s declaration at the weekend that the Supreme Court has no option than to dismiss the pending application by the All Progressives Congress (APC) to review its judgment on the Zamfara State Governorship election matter amounts to yet another effort by the opposition party to intimidate the Apex Court.

The APC in a statement issued Sunday by its National Publicity Secretary, Lanre Issa-Onilu described the PDP action as criminal and irresponsible, adding that for a party that had once ran the country for an uninterrupted period of 16 years, being voted out of power for maladministration should not make the PDP to seek to bring the country down by taking actions or making statements that are targeted at undermining a critical state institution like the judiciary.

“PDP has unfortunately come to be known for deploying blackmail and intimidation of state institutions as a strategy to circumvent or derail processes and procedures that are at variance with any of its inordinate interests.

“Unfortunately, they have failed woefully on the Zamfara matter, even as we reiterate that PDP is not a party to our intra-party matter before the Supreme Court.

“Unlike what happened in Bayelsa and Imo, in Zamfara, the Supreme Court is not being requested to review its decision; far from it. The unique thing about Zamfara’s case at the Supreme Court is that the APC is not attacking the judgement of their Lordships but only praying that they vary their consequential order for the purpose of justice.

“That is where the PDP, who not being a party in the matter, is scared as it found itself to have immensely benefitted from our intra-party squabbles, by reaping where they never sowed.

“We call on the Supreme Court to focus on dispensing justice in the case of Zamfara State as well as other matters before it and ignore the irresponsible ranting of the PDP,” The APC charged in its statement.

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