PDP govs support decision to appeal judgement




Atiku after he picked up PDP's presidential ticket

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors’ Forum is in support of the party’s decision to approach the Supreme Court to challenge last Wednesday’s judgement of the Presidential Elections Petitions Tribunal (PEPT) against the party’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, in the 2019 presidential poll.

In a press statement issued from its secretariat in Abuja Sunday, the chairman of the forum, and governor of Bayelea state, Hon Henry Seriake Dickson, said members have rejected the judgement.

The forum said the judgement stood justice on its head, saying “if not challenged at the apex court may constitute a hog in the wheel of our developing democracy, aside sending wrong signals to our teeming youths and laying a faulty moral  foundation for generations of Nigerians yet unborn”.

The statement in parts read “After painstakingly and prudently understudying the line after line tenets of the judgement, several holes were picked and countless anomalies identified by us. 

“We would be doing a greater disservice and moral injustice to our party, our democracy and Nigerians in general if we turn blind eyes, swallow such bile and applaud that rape of justice.

“The judgement to say the least has further painted our judiciary with darker colours, only this time around with a never-before-seen blemished coat of tar. 

“However, we are hopeful that the Supreme Court will re-write that history by ensuring that such stains and tar are removed from our judicial archives.

“The apex court should know that its integrity is at stake and in order to avoid it been shredded to particles, must  employ all known technicalities to save our nation and the future of Nigerians yet unborn from a development that may further make us a perpetual laughing stock amongst the comity of nations. And Nigerians are very hopeful that these wrongs will be righted.  

“Without any iota of trepidation, it is most paramount for us to once more restate and reconfirm our undiluted loyalty, deserving support and maximum commitment to our great party and the Atiku-Obi Presidential ticket. This is our stand, now and in the future. Posterity would judge us harshly if we did otherwise.”




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