The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said despite obvious mistakes in that judgement on the Imo State Governorship election, which is now threatening the stability of the nation, the All Progressives Congress (APC) was currently mounting pressure on the Supreme Court to restrain itself from reversing the flawed judgment
The opposition party, in a statement signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, hailed Wednesday’s verdict of the Supreme Court on Bayelsa state governorship election and noted that the elements and grounds for the demands by the PDP and a majority of Nigerians for the reversal of Imo state governorship election judgment were completely different from those of Bayelsa.
The party explained that its demand on Imo was not in any way in contestation of the authority and finality of the Supreme Court but a patriotic effort to assist the Supreme Court affirm its infallibility by correcting the inherent mistakes in the judgment, which came as a result of misleading presentation to it by the APC.
They added that it was 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.
The party said the only reason APC was pushing for a review of the Supreme Court’s valid and flawless judgment on the Bayelsa and Zamfara governorship elections was to cause confusion and blackmail the Supreme Court from treating the Imo case on its merit.
The party maintained that the grounds for the reversal of Imo judgment were 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.
The party urged the Supreme Court not to succumb to the threats and blackmail by APC to push it to restrain itself from looking at the merit of the Imo case; correcting the mistakes and reversing the flawed judgment.