PDP Protests Senseless – APC
By Ofomah Kenechu, Abayomi Akinbola and Samuel Victor Akpan
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has described the protest embarked upon by the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) as senseless and capable of dragging the image of the country into public ridicule before the international community.
In a statement by the party's National Publicity Secretary, Lanre Issa Onilu, on Monday, the APC said it finds the action of the PDP was disgraceful, senseless and worrisome as well as a calculated attempt to heat up the polity.
APC said the PDP has become a threat to the present democratic practice in the country and asked the relevant security agencies to bring to book all those posing threats to the peaceful coexistence of the country.
Isa-Onilu said his party has just lost the governorship election in Sokoto state to the PDP, adding that even though the party does not agree with the judgment, it has accepted it, and still have abiding fate in the judiciary.
The Anambra State Chapter of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) had earlier today joined its counterparts nationwide in protest against the recent Supreme Court Judgment that ousted Emeka Ihedioha as Governor of Imo State.
The Supreme Court had on Tuesday last week, delivered a judgment that brought in Hope Uzodinma of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as Governor of the State.
Speaking during the protest held in Awka, the State Chairman of the PDP, Ndubuisi Nwobu said the judgment is an aberration and if allowed, is capable of putting the nation’s jurisprudence in jeopardy.
He further called on President Muhammadu Buhari to seek a reversal of all anti-democratic processes.
“Where is the logic of the Supreme Court judgment? This is daylight robbery and should not be allowed to stay in this country.”
“It is a trite law that you cannot bring in an evidence that you are not the maker. Polling booth result can only be tendered by a presiding officer or a polling booth agent.”
“We urge President Muhammadu Buhari to use his good office as someone who a PDP government allowed democracy to throw up as the president of the country, as someone who benefited from democratic promises to urge a reversal of every anti-democratic processes in this country.”
On his part, former governorship candidate of the Party, Oseloka Obaze, says the Judiciary must find the courage to tell Nigerians that they made a mistake in the judgment because all the facts of the law and the computations of the votes tendered by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) goes against the grain of the judgment delivered.
“The court must look within itself and have the courage to stand up and say to Nigerians, we’ve made a mistake in this judgment.”
“Democracy is hard work, we have to work harder at it and that includes the judges, whether they are the chief judge of the federation, whether they are judges of the Supreme Court or judges in any court of law.”
“The danger and the risk we face is that the day the common man can no longer trust that woman who is blind to render truthful judgment, then this country is finished.”