- PDP accuses APC of trying to stop the review of the Imo governorship case
- The opposition party claimed that the APC national chairman, Oshiomhole is being boastful of a daylight robbery and is also trying to distort facts of the case to confuse the justices
- PDP says it has a good case because of reported outcry against the judgement and because there were at least unclear parts of the case that the Supreme Court justices needed to look at again
The PDP has claimed that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) is working hard to prevent the Supreme Court from reviewing its judgement in the Imo state election dispute between the two parties' candidates.
In a statement released on Saturday, February 1, PDP accused the APC and its national chairman Adams Oshiomhole of trying to distort the facts as well as lobby the judiciary to block the review.
The PDP, therefore, warned the APC to stop its lobbying and distortion and "its attempts to sway the Supreme Court to jettison the consensus demand by Nigerians for a judicial review and reversal of the defective judgment on the Imo state governorship election."
The PDP said if found it worrisome that the national chairman of a political party would boast publicly of a daylight political robbery.
The opposition further noted that, contrary to APC's claims that there has never been a change of Supreme Court judgement because it was final, there was evidence that a review of judgement had happened in the past.
"Our party affirms that our demand remains incontestable as the Supreme Court itself had in the past reversed its judgment after realizing defects and subversion of justice in its judgment. The case of Johnson vs Lawanson (1971) 7 NSCC 82 is clear precedence."
PDP claimed that a review will allow the justices to look into the issue of counted votes being more than accredited voters. It would also clear the air on why APC's Hope Uzodinma is Imo governor when the apex court had in one judgement nullified his candidacy in favour of Action Alliance's Uche Nwosu.
Legit.ng notes that the PDP has been holding series of protests to demand a review of the Imo judgement.
The PDP kickstarted its scheduled protest in Abuja in the early hours of Monday, January 20. The party's national chairman, Uche Secondus, Atiku Abubakar's running mate in the 2019 presidential election, Peter Obi, and other principal members are part of the ongoing massive protest.
The party's leadership and other stakeholders also went on a peaceful protest to the embassy of the United States of America and the Consulate of the United Kingdom in Abuja on Friday, January 31.
The party is protesting the federal government’s alleged disregard for the rule of law. The party's national chairman, Uche Secondus, Enyinnaya Abaribe, who is the Senate minority leader, and others were part of the protest.
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