•APC accuses opposition celebration of strive and intimidate apex court docket
By Chuks Okocha and Adedayo Akinwale
The Peoples Democratic Salvage together (PDP) the day outdated to this vehemently insisted that the Supreme Court docket has no option than to disregard the pending application by the All Progressives Congress (APC) to search out out about its judgment on the Zamfara governorship election topic.
Nonetheless in a swift reaction, the APC accused the most valuable opposition celebration of an strive and intimidate the Supreme Court docket over its decision to search out out about its judgment on the Zamfara Remark.
PDP said that if something contrary happens within the Zamfara Remark governorship election, it’ll also pressure it to yet yet again rely on for a review of already decided Supreme Court docket conditions.
Its Nationwide Publicity Secretary, Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan, stated this as the salvage 22 situation of the celebration after a valuable meeting with valuable stakeholders from Zamfara Remark, in Abuja on Saturday.
Ologbondiyan said the PDP stands by its earlier assertion in which it raised the terror that the APC used to be within the back of the agitation that the Supreme Court docket must always reverse its judgment on the Zamfara Remark governorship election topic.
He asserted that the APC’s ploy is to arm-twist the apex court docket to search out out referring to the case contrary to the already affirmed finality of the Supreme Court docket judgments as firmly established within the court docket’s judgment on Imo and Bayelsa states election matters.
It said: “The PDP is responsive to the efforts being made by brokers of the APC to blackmail and arm-twist the Supreme Court docket to commit a judicial summersault and give them judgment by the back door.
“Nonetheless our celebration, the generality of Nigerians and genuinely the justices of the Supreme Court docket know that the court docket has no option before it than to disregard the applying. It’s miles on memoir of the Supreme Court docket had consistently decided on the finality of judgments reached by the court docket, which it reaffirmed in its judgments on the Bayelsa and Imo states governorship elections, where the apex court docket brushed aside the needs for review on the bottom that it lacked jurisdiction to search out out about its savor judgment.
“So the inevitable destiny of the APC application on Zamfara is to be brushed aside. It might maybe maybe not savor any lifestyles before the Supreme Court docket. That’s the reason the Supreme Court docket had no enterprise within the first space reserving judgment on the topic. In fact, all issues bothering on review savor been on no memoir reserved for judgment but brushed aside thanks to the Supreme Court docket’s belief within the finality and infallibility of its savor judgment.”
Nonetheless the Nationwide Publicity Secretary of the APC, Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu, in an announcement issued the day outdated to this said that PDP has unfortunately come to be known for deploying blackmail and intimidation of advise institutions as a technique to avoid or derail processes and procedures which might maybe maybe well maybe be at variance with any of its inordinate pursuits.
He added that unfortunately, the PDP has failed woefully on the Zamfara topic, while reiterating that PDP is now not a celebration to its intra-celebration topic before the Supreme Court docket.
Issa-Onilu stated: “The PDP’s declaration that the Supreme Court docket has no option than to disregard the pending application by the APC to search out out about its judgment on the Zamfara Remark governorship election topic amounts to yet one other effort by the opposition celebration to intimidate the apex court docket.
“This is prison and irresponsible for a celebration that had as soon as speed the country for an uninterrupted duration of 16 years. Being voted out of vitality for maladministration must always now not form the PDP survey to bring the country down by taking actions or making statements which might maybe maybe well maybe be centered at undermining a valuable advise institution fancy the judiciary.”
The celebration spokesperson said that there might maybe be a world of difference between the Supreme Court docket review sought on the Zamfara topic and the matters that the Supreme Court docket brushed aside referring to Imo and Bayelsa states.
Issa-Onilu added that now not like what took space in Bayelsa and Imo, in Zamfara, the Supreme Court docket is now not being requested to search out out about its decision but smartly-known that the distinctive thing about Zamfara’s case on the Supreme Court docket used to be that the APC is now not attacking the judgment of their lordships but simplest praying that they vary their consequential expose for the reason of justice.
Issa-Onilu burdened that the PDP, despite now not being a celebration within the topic, is vexed because it chanced on itself to savor immensely benefitted from our intra-celebration squabbles, by reaping where it on no memoir sowed.
He said that the Supreme Court docket had earlier affirmed that it has the powers to search out out about its savor selections and that it’s now not averse to correcting an error when that’s observed or when it’s miles dropped at its consideration.
“We call on the Supreme Court docket to focal point on allotting justice within the case of Zamfara Remark as successfully as other matters before it and ignore the irresponsible ranting of the PDP,” the APC said.