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Imo Election: PDP Accuses Supreme Court Of Endorsing Electoral Fraud

 

The Peoples Democratic Get together (PDP) has rejected the decision of the Supreme Court docket on the evaluate of its judgment on the Imo state governorship election.

It faulted the judgement of the apex court docket in a press release on Tuesday by its Nationwide Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan.

The court docket had dismissed the appliance filed by the PDP candidate, Emeka Ihedioha, searching for a evaluate of its judgement which eliminated him from workplace after about 10 months.

Ihedioha faulted the declaration of Hope Uzodinma because the Imo State governor and requested the court docket to return him again into workplace.

However the utility was dismissed in a majority judgement of a seven-man panel of judges led by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad.

Six of the judges on the panel agreed with the apex court docket’s verdict whereas Justice Chima Nweze gave a dissenting judgment, stressing that the choice should be reviewed.

 

In its response, the PDP described the judgement as “a disconcerting endorsement of electoral fraud,” saying it has positioned an enormous burden on the court docket and the justices.

It, nevertheless, famous that Justice Nweze’s judgment introduced a glimpse of hope for the nation’s judiciary.

The assertion stated, “Our celebration abides fully by each phrase of the judgment of Justice Nweze as handled info, that are actually sacred.

“Justice Nweze’s pronouncement, which went straight into the substance of our utility represents a common view concerning the travesty of justice that occurred within the Imo state governorship election judgment.

“It’s certainly unlucky that the Supreme Court docket had the healthful alternative to redeem itself and proper its errors however selected to cover behind technicality to justify and endorse an electoral fraud.”

In accordance with the opposition celebration, Nigerians anticipated the Supreme Court docket appropriate the errors purportedly made earlier and handed over victory to the supposed rightful winner.

It alleged that the court docket didn’t summon the braveness to affirm its infallibility however upheld and legalise the writing of election outcomes by particular person contestants in opposition to the desire of the individuals as expressed on the ballot.

The PDP referred to as on all election stakeholders to rally to create treatments for what it described as a pathetic state of affairs earlier than the nation’s total electoral course of grew to become vanquished.

“This judgment will proceed to hang-out the Supreme Court docket. It has created a burden of priority and fallibility on the court docket.

“Extra distressing is the truth that the judgment has closely detracted from the boldness Nigerians and the worldwide neighborhood reposed on the Supreme Court docket and our total jurisprudence,” the assertion added.

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