- The APC is not backing down over the Supreme Court's ruling on the Zamfara election
- The ruling party on Monday, March 23, slammed the PDP over its reaction to APC's move to appeal for the review of the court's verdict
- The APC alleged that the opposition party is trying to intimidate the apex court
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has berated the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for saying that the Supreme Court should dismiss the ruling party's application for the review of its verdict over the Zamfara state governorship election.
The APC through its national spokesman, Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu, said that with this move, the PDP is trying to intimidate the court, The Nation reports.
In his reaction, Issa-Onilu alleged that the opposition party is notorious for employing intimidation to thwart the rules of law and due processes, adding that the PDP has no stake in internal issues, especially as it relates with matters of the apex court.
He said: “There is a world of difference between the Supreme Court review sought on the Zamfara matter and the matters that the Supreme Court dismissed regarding Imo and Bayelsa states.
“Unlike what happened in Bayelsa and Imo, in Zamfara, the Supreme Court is not being requested to review its decision. Far from it."
The APC insisted that what is different about the Zamfara case is that the party is not contesting the ruling of the court but only praying that they vary their consequential order for the sake of justice.
Lanre Issa-Onilu added: "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."
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that following the Supreme Court reserving its judgment on the review of the Zamfara state governorship election, the APC had issued a warning to the PDP to steer off its appeal.
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.
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