The national chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Adams Oshiomhole, has declared that his party will not be in power forever.
The ruling party also frowned at the opposition peoples democratic party (PDP) over the call on the chief justice of Nigeria (CJN) to resign their position.
Addressing newsmen Friday at the party’s national headquarters in Abuja, Oshiomhole argued that the PDP lacks the moral latitude to question the decision of the supreme court on the declaration of Senator Hope Uzodinma as winner of the Imo state governorship poll in 2019.
Oshiomhole who recalled how the PDP went out of its ways to applaud the unfavourable Supreme Court decision against the APC in Zamfara , Sokoto, and Rivers states said it beats his imagination that the PDP chosen to throw caution to the wind to malign the same supreme court simply because the verdict on the Imo governorship appeal did not favour the party.
The APC chief said PDP’s decision to call on the justices of the supreme court to recluse themselves from hearing the appeals on the Sokoto, Benue, Adamawa and Kano States governorship polls was tantamount to cheap blackmail.
Accusing the PDP of laying the foundation for votes rigging in the polity, he assured that the President Muhammadu Buhari led administration would do all within its powers to ensure electoral reform before the end of his tenure.
“If there is lesson to be learnt is the fact that today APC is in power, that is few years back we were not in power. I don’t know how long we are going to be in power but it is save to say we can not be in power forever. There is a question Nigerians are entitle to ask particularly now in the face of the judgement at the Supreme Court.
“I believe and I want to repeat it whether anybody believe it or not, what is important to me and to my party when the chips are down is where the truth lies. The interest of the Nigeria nation and our democracy is far more important than the interest of any political party and certainly the interest of any governorship candidate whether is of the APC or PDP.
“PDP has lost a state they never won and that the Supreme Court in their Supreme wisdom reestablished the fact that these 388 that was not counted are party and parcel of Imo state and therefore they can not be wished away and they have accordingly added them and they found that Hope Uzodinma is not only the highest scorer he has the spread to be declared the winner of that election in Imo state.
“We commend the courage of the Supreme Court and we condemn in strongest term possible the attempt by PDP’s national chairman, Uche Secondus and his party to try to personalised a panel of eminent Jurists, all seven of them in their unanimous judgement, it were clear that this is the question of the law and these are the facts.
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“For PDP and Secondus to call for the resignation of the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) because they have lost a state tnat was never there is the height of recklessnes,” Oshiomhole stated.