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Zamfara: APC ploting to manipulate judicial process to secure judgement, PDP alleges

Zamfara state governorship election
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) alleged on Tuesday that the All Progressives Congress (APC) has planned to manipulate the judicial process and secure judgment on the Zamfara state governorship election, through the back door.
The Supreme Court had decided to reserve  judgment on the Zamfara state governorship election matter in which the APC is asking the Apex Court to review its own judgment.
But the PDP said the reservation of the judgment is not in tandem with the established practice of the highest court.
Kola Ologbondiyan, PDP National Publicity Secretary, while briefing newsmen in Abuja said the PDP alerted Nigerians of APC plot because such act is clearly a move to truncate justice.
“The PDP wishes to alert that this is another plot by the APC to once again manipulate the judicial process and secure judgment through the back door.
“Nigerians will recall that the Supreme Court had consistently decided on the finality of judgments reached at the court. As such, all issues bothering on review were never reserved for judgment because of its belief in the infallibility of its own judgment.
“Our party is concerned that the surprising decision to reserve this judgment is not in tandem with the established practice of the highest court, which was reaffirmed in its judgments on the Bayelsa and Imo state governorship elections, where it dismissed the applications for review on the ground that it lacked jurisdiction to review its own judgment.
“The PDP therefore urges the Supreme Court not to allow itself to be manipulated by the APC or its agents into a judicial summersault that is capable of causing serious constitutional and political crisis in our country,” Ologbondiyan stated.

 

Solomon Ayado, Abuja