- The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has been warned not to stand in the way of the review of the governorship election in Zamfara state
- The opposition was issued a warning by the All Progressives Congress
- The ruling party explained that the opposition doesn't have any business as the matter is clearly an intra-party affair
Following the Supreme Court reserving its judgment on the review of the Zamfara state governorship election, the All Progressives Congress (APC) has issued a warning to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to steer off its appeal.
According to Vanguard, the ruling party in a statement on Tuesday, March 17, signed by its national publicity secretary, Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu, raised objections to the opposition party's attempt to interfere in the apex court’s decision to reserve its judgment.
The APC in the statement noted that its suspicion is supported by the PDP’s tactic of always crying wolf when the party fears the rule of law is about to take effect rather than impunity.
The statement reads: “We state emphatically that PDP has no business in this matter as it is clearly an intra-party affair in which the All Progressives Congress (APC) is asking the Apex Court to review its judgment.
“It is therefore irresponsible of the PDP to raise infantile accusation against the Supreme Court and our party. On this matter, PDP is an interloper and a shameless busybody. We call on the Judiciary to ignore the PDP’s antics and focus on ensuring justice in its ruling’.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the PDP has expressed concerns over the Supreme Court’s decision to reserve its judgment on the Zamfara governorship election.
The concern as raised by PDP in a press conference addressed by its national publicity secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan on Tuesday, March 17, in Abuja. He said: “Our party is concerned that the surprising decision to reserve this judgment is not in tandem with the established practice of the highest court."
In a related development, the Supreme Court reportedly adjourned its verdict on the application by the APC asking for a review of the apex court's verdict which disqualified the party from the 2019 elections.
The application was filed by the faction of the APC controlled by the former governor of the state, Abdulaziz Yari. Recall that the apex court had ruled that the APC did not hold valid primaries preparatory to the 2019 elections and voided its victory in the elections.
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