The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said the judgment of the Court of Appeal in favour of Governor Yahaya Bello does not vitiate or detract from the fact by hard evidence that it won the November 16, 2019 Kogi state governorship election.
PDP in a statement signed by its national publicity secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, Sunday said the Appeal Court in its judgment decided to discount the merit of the evidence before it, which showed that the PDP candidate, Musa Wada scored the highest valid votes in the election.
The statement in part read:”The judgment of the Appeal Court will be a major setback to our democratic process if left unchallenged.
Our party holds that discounting of hard evidence of over-voting, massive thumb printing, voter intimidation, thuggery and other irregularities and malpractices used by the APC and compromised INEC officials to manipulate the results of the election would be reviewed at the Supreme Court.
“Justice on any matter is based on the weight of evidence before a court. The failure by the Appeal Court to consider key and essential ingredients of evidence before it on their merit, as already admitted and upheld by a judgment of a preceding court, amounted to a frustration of the course of justice in the matter.
“The PDP restates its insistence that the evidence is clear that its candidate is the genuine choice of the people in the November 16, 2019 election.”