- The All Progressives Congress (APC) national chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, has reacted to the Supreme Court's ruling on Zamfara polls
- Oshiomhole decried the court's ruling that sacked all APC candidates in the state, adding that it was not justice
- He, however, said that the party has no other choice than to obey the verdict and appeal to the court of God
Adams Oshiomhole, the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has said that the Supreme Court's ruling on Zamfara state elections was not justice.
Speaking to journalists in Abuja on Monday, May 27, Oshiomhole said that the court's verdict ushered in strangers that were not elected by the people of the state, adding that instead of such a ruling, another set of elections should have been conducted, The Nation reports.
He said that the APC in the state has no other choice than to resolve to appeal to the “court of God”.
Oshiomhole said: “How can you ask me how I feel if the people of Zamfara voted for us in the manner that they did and the court says that those votes were wasted. Meanwhile, at the time those votes were cast, a High court had ruled that those candidates were validly nominated.
“There is something that I learnt from Lord Denning, a famous British Supreme Court Justice, that the law has to be interpreted taking into account the intention of the lawmakers and try to deliver justice in its purest form.
“So, there is no justice when on the ground of technicalities, you imposed on the people of Zamfara state, not just a man or a woman, but whole party candidates from governor to Senate and others that they didn’t elect.
“If the court thought we were wrong, the justice would have demanded that we repeat. But you can not use technicalities because we are in a democracy, there is nothing democratic when the court imposes strangers to govern a people.
“But we understand that after the Supreme Court, we can only go to the Court of God. To that extent, we must obey the court. But what we got in Zamfara is a judgement that didn’t translate to justice.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Governor Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara state had described the Supreme Court ruling which sacked all candidates of the APC in the state as the will of God.
Yari told APC supporters at the state government house in Gusau on Saturday, May 25, that the party in the state did its best to ensure it did not lose the state to the opposition party but could not succeed.
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