The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP has come out to state that the Supreme Court has no other choice but to throw out the application by the All Progressives Congress, APC, to review its judgment on the Zamfara governorship election matter.
PDP spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan, revealed this recently after a meeting with party stalwarts from Zamfara state in Abuja.
According to him, any plan to arm-twist the apex court would not be condoned and PDP will strongly resist.
He added that the application submitted by APC cannot have any life before the Supreme Court because the top court must stamp its authority on the finality and infallibility of its own judgment.
His words, “The PDP is aware of the efforts being made by agents of the APC to blackmail and arm-twist the Supreme Court to commit a judicial summersault and give them judgment through the back door.
“But our party, the generality of Nigerians and in fact the justices of the Supreme Court know that the court has no option before it than to dismiss the application.
This is because the Supreme Court had consistently decided on the finality of judgments reached at the court, which it reaffirmed in its judgments on the Bayelsa and Imo state governorship elections, where the apex court dismissed the applications for review on the ground that it lacked jurisdiction to review its own judgment.
“So the inevitable fate of the APC application on Zamfara is to be dismissed. It cannot have any life before the Supreme Court. That is why the Supreme Court had no business in the first place reserving judgment on the matter.
In fact, all issues bothering on review were never reserved for judgment but dismissed because of the Supreme Court’s belief in the finality and infallibility of its own judgment.”
“Our position is that the Supreme Court should resist the APC and abide by its own verdict of not reviewing any judgment already delivered by it.”