Zamfara: PDP Govs Forum hails Supreme Court decision

The PDP Governors Forum (PDPGF) has expressed joy over the Supreme Court’s decision rejecting the application by the All Progressives Congress (APC) that sought a review of the May 24 judgment on Zamfara governorship election.

The apex court had Monday declined a review of its judgment on Zamfara governorship, a move many legal luminaries say is conformity with the law and thus spared the court of final arbiter the embarrassment of rubbishing its supreme position on legal matters

In a press statement issued from its Abuja Secretariat, the chairman of the PDP Govs Forum, Hon Seriake Dickson (Governor of Bayelsa), on behalf of his colleagues, threw its weight behind the five-man panel of justices’ decision.

The panel, led by Justice Bode Rhodes-Viviur, had unanimously ruled that the application was incompetent and lacking in merit.

Consequently, the forum applauded the apex court for affirming its earlier decision over the matter.

The forum highlighted that, “providence has, by this verdict, put a stamp of approval on the exceptional developments achieved in the state by Gov Bello  Matawalle since being sworn in on May 29, 2019.

“God stopped their sinister plan to thwart the people-oriented human, social, economic, environmental and structural development blueprints that Matawalle and his team have already rolled out for the state.

“We, in the PDP and majority of the good people of Zamfara, will welcome any errant but repentant APC politician, who sheds negativity and joins hands with us to implement policies that will further this State.

“May the good Lord give Governor Bello Matawalle the wisdom, strength and foresight to expand the developmental territories of Zamfara to a height that the entire people of the state will be proud of.                                              

Recall that Robert Clarke (SAN), lead counsel for the APC, had filed an application for the Supreme Court to review its previous judgment.

The panel in its Monday judgment said the application should not have been brought before it in the first place.

The Supreme Court, on May 24, nullified the votes cast for APC in the governorship, National Assembly and state assembly elections in Zamfara state because the party did not conduct primaries.

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