This comes amidst expectations of a final pronouncement by the Supreme Court on the application by the APC seeking a review of the judgment that disqualified the governorship and other candidates of the party in Zamfara State during the 2019 general elections.
Naija News earlier reported that the apex court on Tuesday, 17th March, reserved judgment on the matter.
After this development, the APC accused PDP of attempts to interfere in the Supreme Court ruling.
“We raise serious objection to the attempt by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to interfere in the Supreme Court’s decision to reserve its judgment on the Zamfara State governorship election matter.
We state emphatically that PDP has no business in this matter as it is clearly an intra-party affair in which the All Progressives Congress (APC) is asking the Apex Court to review its judgment,” a statement on Tuesday by Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu, APC’s National Publicity Secretary stated.
The statement added further that the matter is strictly an internal affair of the APC
“Nigerians would recall that our party had disagreement over the conduct of our primaries in Zamfara State for which a member of our party instituted a court case.”
“This led to an unexpected judgement leading to the quashing of our overwhelming victories in Zamfara State in the 2019 elections.”
“Meanwhile, it is an established fact that the Supreme Court had earlier declared that they can only review their judgement to correct errors. So, we wonder why the PDP is shivering over this matter as if they are aware there could be error.”
While reiterating its confidence in the judiciary to always defend the truth, the APC also warned the PDP to desist from crying wolf in a matter that doesn’t involve them.
“Our suspicion is supported by the PDP’s well known crooked tactic of always crying wolf when they perceive that the rule of law rather than impunity is about to take effect.”
“Let it be known that the Justices of the Supreme Court have never lacked the courage to act rightly even in the face of the PDP’s usual intimidation and blackmail.”
“For the record, the public should note that the matter before the Supreme Court has nothing to do with the 2019 elections in Zamfara State that were won by the APC candidates. It is important that the public is reminded that the results of the elections were duly announced and our candidates were declared as winners by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). We need to state that the matter in the Supreme Court has nothing to do with the outcome of the elections where the PDP was clearly defeated. In other words, the Zamfara State case shares no similarity with either the Bayelsa or Imo case.”
“It is therefore irresponsible of the PDP to raise infantile accusation against the Supreme Court and our party. On this matter, PDP is an interloper and a shameless busybody.”
“We call on the Judiciary to ignore the PDP’s antics and focus on ensuring justice in its ruling.”