The Progressives Governors Forum (PGF) under APC has urged Nigerians and democracy lovers to come all out and defend the judiciary more.
PSG revealed this in a statement issued by its Chairman, Gov. Abubakar Bagudu of Kebbi, in Abuja recently.
According to him, the recent statement by the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), calling the Supreme Court judgment on Imo governorship election a miscarriage of justice is nothing but depressing.
He also blasted Uche Secondus’ claims that the judiciary was compromised and has lost credibility.
His words, “These are depressing allegations coming from supposedly democratic leaders who should ordinarily be in the forefront of protecting and defending the judicial institution as the sanctuary of our democracy.
“It is contemptuous and disrespectful to our democracy.”
“We must prevail on the PDP leadership and all politicians to exercise restraint by demonstrating unalloyed loyalty and respect for our democratic institutions, particularly our judiciary, which is the most important pillar of democratic governance.
“To allege that a judgement delivered by Supreme Court Judges is procured simply because it does not favour the PDP is an invitation to anarchy,”
“Our party has lost elections we thought we will win. Equally, our party has been stopped from participation in elections by the judiciary, for example in Rivers State.
“The case of Zamfara where we won the election but the Supreme Court in its wisdom nullified all our votes and declared PDP candidates as winners is another experience.
“In addition, our party members have lost many cases, and even though our views differ from the judgement delivered, we do not disparage the judiciary, yet our views of the judgement differ from the court,”
“Our party and our members believe in the sanctity of our judicial institution as the last hope for justice for our people.”