Former Presidential media aide, Reno Omokri, has congratulated the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Nigeria’s main opposition party, over the judgment of the Supreme Court against the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Zamfara state, northern Nigeria.
Naija News had reported earlier that the Supreme Court dismissed an appeal challenging the nullification of the APC primary elections in Zamfara state. The apex court also voided all votes cast for the party during the general elections.
The five-member panel of justices, in a unanimous judgment, held that the APC in Zamfara state failed to conduct primaries in accordance with the party rules.
This online news platform understands that the Supreme court in a lead judgment by Justice Paul Adamu Galinji, declared all votes cast for the APC as “wasted votes” and ordered that the runner-up candidate be sworn in if he fulfils the constitutional requirement of getting one-quarter of the total votes cast in at least two-thirds of the local government areas of the northern state.
The justices also awarded cost of N10m against APC in favour of the Kabiru Marafa faction of the APC and other respondents in the appeal.
Naija News reports that the panel sounded a note of warning to politicians against destroying the country’s democracy.
The governor-elect of the state, Mukhtar Shehu, filed the appeal challenging the judgment of a Sokoko appellate court which nullified the ruling party’s primaries in the state.
Moments after the news of the judgment broke, Omokri took to the micro-blogging site, Twitter to react to the judgement.
“I congratulate my party, the @OfficialPDPNig on their victory at the Supreme Court in the matter of Zamfara’s gubernatorial/assembly elections.
“I remind @MBuhari and the @OfficialAPCNg that the victory of good over evil is short lived. Start packing,” Omokri wrote.
I congratulate my party, the @OfficialPDPNig on their victory at the Supreme Court in the matter of Zamfara’s gubernatorial/assembly elections. I remind @MBuhari and the @OfficialAPCNg that the victory of good over evil is short lived. Start packing! #FreeLeahSharibu #RenosDarts
— Reno Omokri (@renoomokri) May 24, 2019