Tension In PDP As Supreme Court Mulls Reversing Zamfara Gubernatorial Election


The major opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had to blow hot over the Supreme Court decision to review the judgement it delivered in the Zamfara state gubernatorial election.


Following the return of the All Progressive Congress (APC) to the Apex Court demanding the review on the Zamfara gubernatorial election judgement the court earlier delivered which throw away the APC victory over its obscured primary election that lead to the emergence of the APC candidate, while awarding the victory to the PDP.

The Apex Court in its sitting yesterday reversed the judgement in the case.

The court decision was greeted with apprehension in the main opposition PDP which made the party call for an emergency press briefing.

During the briefing, Kola Ologbondiyan, the National Publicity Secretary of the PDP informed newsmen yesterday crying out that “this is another plot by the APC to once again manipulate the judicial process and secure judgment through the back door.

Ologbondiyan said, “Nigerians will recall that the Supreme Court had consistently decided on the finality of judgments reached the court.

“As such, all issues bordering on review were never reserved for judgment because of its belief in the infallibility of its own judgment.

“Our party is concerned that the surprising decision to reserve this judgment is not in tandem with the established practice of the highest court, which was reaffirmed in its judgments on the Bayelsa and Imo state governorship elections, where it dismissed the applications for review on the grounds that it lacked jurisdiction to review its own judgment.”