Following a Supreme Court’s verdict on Tuesday where a six-to-one judgment compelled the court to dismiss the former Imo State Governor Emeka Ihedioha’s application for a review of the January 14 judgment, which ordered his removal, The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has in condemnation, said that the Supreme Court’s verdict is an endorsement of fraud.
While Ihedioha and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have asked the apex court to reverse the verdict, the supreme court held that its decision is final, ordering for the swearing-in of the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate Hope Uzodimna.
PDP in a statement signed by Kola Ologbondiyan the party’s media publicity secretary maintained that such verdict by the supreme court is a huge burden on the court and the Lord of Justices across the nation, adding that the court had the wholesome opportunity to correct its errors but have chosen to hide under technicality to endorse fraud.
“The verdict of the Supreme Court on the review of its judgment on the Imo state governorship election is a disconcerting endorsement of electoral fraud, which places a huge burden on the court and the Lord Justices.
“It is indeed unfortunate that the Supreme Court had the wholesome opportunity to redeem itself and correct its errors, but choose to hide behind a technicality to justify and endorse an electoral fraud.
Kola further explained that the expectations of every Nigerian on the Supreme Court’s errors were to summon the courage to affirm its fallibility by correcting the errors and handing over victory to the rightful winner.
“What Nigerians expected of the Supreme Court, since the error in its earlier judgment had been fully established, was to summon the courage to affirm its infallibility by correcting the errors and handing over victory to the rightful winner. Sadly, it failed to do so.
“For the avoidance of doubt, what the Supreme Court had done in this judgment is to uphold and legalize the writing of election results by individual contestants against the will of the people as expressed at the poll.
“As a party, we hold that on this judgment, all election stakeholders must rally to create remedies for this pathetic situation created by the Supreme Court in the Imo governorship election before our entire electoral process becomes vanquished.
“This judgment will continue to haunt the Supreme Court. It has created a burden of precedence and fallibility on the Court.”
Nwada Ugochinyere Onyechere reporting, Obinwannem News