The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has come out to say that the Supreme Court judgment that restored ts mandate in the Bayelsa state governorship election will not distract their move to reverse the recent court judgment in Imo State.
Reacting recently to the Supreme Court sacking of the All Progressives Congress, APC governorship candidate, David Lyon, PDP wrote that the Supreme Court will not be “redeeming its image and restoring public confidence on its infallibility by reviewing the Imo verdict given the manifold unjustifiable mistakes contained in that judgment.”
According to PDP, the miscarriage of justice in the Imo state will not be overlooked because of the recent developments in another state and Supreme Court must still explain how Senator Uzodimma was named governor when they ruled that Uche Nwosu won the APC governorship primary last year.
The party added that a judicial review on the Imo governorship election is inevitable.
In a recent statement, the party wrote, “The PDP restates that the miscarriage of justice in the Imo state judgment is glaring given the established fact that the panel assumed the roles of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, by recognizing the votes concocted by the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Senator Hope Uzodimma, which ended up increasing the total number of votes in the election to 950,952, over and above the INEC certified total accredited votes of 823,743.
“In another miscarriage of justice, the Supreme Court panel named Senator Uzodimma/APC as winner whereas it had on December 20, 2019 ruled that Uche Nwosu, and not Senator Uzodimma, won the APC governorship primary.
“The Supreme Court had also disqualified Uche Nwosu from the election for having acquired the governorship ticket of two political parties; the APC and the Action Alliance, AA, an aberration to the electoral laws.
“Our party holds that a judicial review on Imo governorship election has become inevitable because by these earlier rulings of the Supreme Court, not only is Sen. Uzodimma not a candidate, the judgments also nullified all the votes that could have been accruable to APC and AA and their candidate, Uche Nwosu, in the election, leaving the PDP candidate, Hon. Emeka Ihedioha, as the incontestable winner of the election. “The PDP congratulates the people of Bayelsa state, the governor-elect, Senator Douye Diri and his deputy governor-elect, Lawrence Ewrujakpor, as their mandate has been restored.”