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After Judgement On Imo Election, PDP Asks CJN To Step Down

Justice Tanko Muhammad



The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has known as on Justice Tanko Muhammad to step down because the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) and Chairman of the National Judicial Council (NJC).

This comes two days after the CJN chaired a seven-man panel of justices of the Supreme Court which presided over the attraction from the Imo State governorship election.

The National Chairman of the PDP, Mr Uche Secondus, requested the CJN to step down whereas reacting to the judgment of the apex court docket throughout a press convention on Thursday in Abuja.

He defined that the opposition celebration made the demand with the intention to forestall a breakdown of regulation and order within the nation.

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Secondus stated, “In other to avoid an imminent breakdown of law and order, the PDP demands that Justice Tanko Muhammad immediately steps down as CJN and chairman of the National Judicial Council as Nigerians have lost confidence in him and a Supreme Court under his leadership.”


On Tuesday, the Supreme Court nullified the election of the PDP candidate, Mr Emeka Ihedioha, because the governor of Imo State.

It, thereafter, ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to withdraw the certificates of return issued to Ihedioha and provides identical to Senator Hope Uzodinma of the All Progressives Party (APC).

The judgement has sparked combined reactions from the ruling and opposition events, because the APC celebrated the victory whereas the PDP rejected the choice of the apex court docket.

In his response, the PDP nationwide chairman alleged that the judgement was a product of manipulation, and clear coup d’etat towards the need of the individuals of Imo State.

He demanded that the choice of the Supreme Court on the election be reviewed and reversed within the curiosity of justice.

Secundus additionally requested the CJN and members of the panel to recuse themselves from the pending petitions on Sokoto, Bauchi, Benue, Adamawa, Kano, and Plateau States.

“Justice Tanko must not head the panel to determine the remaining election petitions before the Supreme Court,” he stated.

The PDP nationwide chairman added, “We demand that Justice Tanko Mohammed, the CJN and his colleagues on the Imo governorship panel recuse themselves from the remaining cases involving PDP in the Supreme Court.”

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