PDP Hails Supreme CourtJudgement On Zamfara
The Peoples Democratic Party has commended the decision of the Supreme Court in refusing to reverse its judgment, voiding the participation of the All Progressives Congress and its candidates in Zamfara State in the 2019 general elections.
The party’s reaction was contained in a statement issued by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan, on Monday in Abuja.
According to the statement, the Supreme Court’s action has saved Nigeria from a huge constitutional crisis.
Naija News reports the apex court on Monday, in a unanimous judgment, held that the party failed to conduct primary elections in accordance with the party’s rules.
A five-man panel of the court led by Justice Olabode Rhodes-Vivour, in a ruling, struck out an application marked: SC/377/2019 filed by the APC, seeking a review of the judgment.
In its reaction, the PDP spokesperson said:
“This is also to force on Nigerians, a system that is completely alien to our constitutional democracy and outside the confines and dictates of the 1999 Constitution (as amended).
“APC’s demand is a direct threat to our democracy, peace and stability of our nation and shows its unwillingness, as a party, to abide by the rule of law.”
Ologbondiyan said that the situation must be condemned by all.