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Imo: We’re Not Challenging S’Court’s Authority – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said its decision to seek the review of the Supreme judgement on Imo State was not to challenge the authority of the apex court.

The party said it still believes in the finality of the Supreme Court, but, however, stated that the grounds for its demand was for the apex court to correct the alleged mistake in the Imo State judgement.

The Supreme Court, yesterday, threw out the request of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the review of Bayelsa State governorship judgement, with costs against the applicants.

But PDP said in the statement by the National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, that its appeal is different from that of Bayelsa State.

“It is, therefore, instructive to note that the various election matters before the Supreme Court were brought on clearly distinctive grounds and each should be treated on its merit before the law,” PDP contested.

The party stated that its effort was “to assist the Supreme Court affirm its infallibility by correcting the inherent mistakes in the judgement which came as a result of misleading presentation to it by the APC.”

PDP accused the APC of seeking for a review of the Supreme Court judgement on the Bayelsa and Zamfara governorship elections to cause confusion and blackmail the Supreme Court from treating the Imo case on merit.

According to the party, the grounds for the reversal of Imo judgement “are unambiguously constitutional and completely distinct from APC’s attempt to blackmail the Supreme Court with their demands on the Bayelsa and Zamfara states governorship election.”

It, therefore, urged the Supreme Court not to succumb to the alleged threats and blackmail by APC to restrain itself from looking at the merit of the Imo case; correct the mistakes and reverse the judgement.

Meanwhile, the PDP crisis in Ogun State chapter that led to its presentation of two governorship candidates in 2019, seemed to have been resolved.

The two factions met yesterday in Abuja, and agreed to forge a common front in the interest of the party.

PDP in Ogun State was factionalised between Senator Buruji Kashamu and Hon. Ladi Adebutu, who incidentally were the factions’ governorship candidates in 2019.

Adebutu, who led the two factions to a meeting with the PDP national leadership, expressed joy that issues of conflicts have now been laid to rest.

PDP National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus, commended the two factions for agreeing to work together, and charged them to work for the success of the party in Ogun State.


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