The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has cried out over the Supreme Court decision to reserve judgement in the Zamfara State governorship election review case.
All Progressives Congress (APC) had returned to the Supreme Court, seeking to overturn the apex court’s earlier judgement that voided the party’s victory in all state elections in the State in 2019 and awarded the same to the PDP.
But the court at its sitting yesterday, reserved judgement in the case.
The Court’s decision triggered apprehension in the main opposition party, leading to an emergency media briefing late yesterday.
PDP’s National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan who addressed newsmen on Tuesday alleged “another plot by the APC to once again manipulate the judicial process and secure judgement through the back door.
According to him, “Nigerians will recall that the Supreme Court had consistently decided on the finality of judgements reached at the court.
“As such, all issues bordering on review were never reserved for judgement because of its belief in the infallibility of its own judgement.
“Our party is concerned that the surprising decision to reserve this judgement is not in tandem with the established practice of the highest court, which was reaffirmed in its judgements 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 judgement.”
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