Festus Keyamo, the minister of state for labour and productivity has faulted the plan by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to protest over the Supreme Court judgment that nullified the election of Emeka Ihedioha as governor of Imo state.
Keyamo in a tweet on Saturday, January 18, said the scheduled protest by the PDP implies that the party does not expect to lose any case.
He stated that the PDP’s idea of justice was expecting the All Progressives Congress (APC) to lose.
Keyamo stated that the PDP's faulty idea of justice grew out of the party's years of misuse of state power to the extent that it can no longer identify a level-playing field when it sees one.
"It means PDP doesn’t expect to lose ANY CASE. Its idea of justice is that ONLY the ruling party MUST lose cases b4 they can be acceptable. This sense of entitlement grew out of years of misuse of State power so that it can no longer identify a level-playing field when it sees one," he tweeted.
Meanwhile, a former deputy spokesperson of the APC, Timi Frank has predicted that the planned nationwide action of the PDP to protest the Supreme Court ruling that sacked former Imo governor, Emeka Ihedioha, will fail.
Daily Sun newspaper reports that Frank issued the prediction on Saturday, January 18 in response to the opposition party's call for nationwide march to protest what it described as unfair Supreme Court judgment that removed Ihedioha from office.
In another news report, the Nigeria police force has warned PDP not to allow its planned protest over the Supreme Court judgment on the Imo governorship election lead to violence.
The Imo state police command in a statement on Saturday, January 18, said while it was the right of every individual or group to protest about any issue, such protest must be carried out in accordance with the provisions of the law, Daily Trust reports.
Orlando Ikeokwu, the police spokesperson for the command urged the party to ensure that its planned protest is not used by hoodlums as an avenue to cause anarchy.
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