Election Tribunal Ruling: PDP Summons Emergency National Caucus

Election Tribunal Ruling: PDP Summons Emergency National Caucus

Following the verdict of the 2015 governorship election petitions tribunal in Rivers and Akwa Ibom states, the national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has summoned an emergency meeting of the party’s national caucus.

Election Tribunal Ruling: PDP Summons Emergency National Caucus
PDP's national publicity secretary, Olisa Metuh

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It will be be recalled that the election tribunal ordered the rerun of the governorship election in Rivers state while a similar tribunal ordered a re-run of the governorship election in 18 local governments in Akwa Ibom state. PDP won the guber election in both state.

PDP’s national publicity secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh said the emergency caucus meeting scheduled for Thursday, October 29 will focus on the “current onslaught against the party and its candidates in the last general elections, by the APC-led Federal Government.

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“The national caucus meeting is in furtherance of the decision of the leadership of the party to fully activate its structures in stiff resistance to the manipulations, coercions and threats of the APC-led government, and in line with the unbending determination by the party not to, in any way whatsoever surrender any mandate freely given it to by the people at any level across the country, no matter the pressure,” the statement added.

PDP had earlier described the verdict of the governorship election tribunal in River and Akwa Ibom states as completely bizarre, unacceptable and part of the script by the APC to manipulate the will of the people.

The party's governors had also called for a meeting to discuss the implications of the judgments to the survival of the former ruling party.

Meanwhile, Tonye Princewill, a candidate of the Labour Party in the April 11 governorship election, has advised Nyesom Wike not to appeal the judgment of the governorship tribunal.

 

Source: Legit.ng

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