The Peoples Democratic Occasion on Sunday rejected the ruling of the Court docket of Attraction which upheld the election of Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State.
The primary opposition social gathering whereas reacting to the decision expressed shock that the courtroom didn’t take note of what its known as “laborious proof” which confirmed that the PDP candidate, Musa Wada scored the very best legitimate votes within the Governorship election held on November 16th, 2019.
Recall that the Court docket of Attraction dominated within the favour of Governor Yahaya Bello and the All Progressives Congress.
The response was contained in an announcement titled: “Kogi: PDP Assured of Justice at Supreme Court docket …Shocked that Attraction Court docket Discountenanced Onerous Proof,” and launched by the spokesperson of the social gathering, Kola Ologbondiyan
PDP famous that the judgement of the Court docket of Attraction in favour of the All Progressives Congress doesn’t vitiate or detract from the actual fact, by laborious proof, that it gained the November 16, 2019, Kogi state governorship election.
In keeping with the primary opposition, the Attraction Court docket in its ruling didn’t take note of the proof earlier than it, which exhibits that the governorship candidate of the social gathering scored the very best legitimate votes within the mentioned election.
It noticed that the judgment of the Attraction Court docket will likely be a significant setback to our democratic course of if left unchallenged, however expressed confidence that justice will likely be served on the advantage of the case by the Supreme Court docket.
The assertion partly learn, “Our social gathering holds that discounting of laborious proof of over-voting, large thumb printing, voter intimidation, thuggery and different irregularities and malpractices utilized by the APC and compromised INEC officers to govern the outcomes of the election could be reviewed on the Supreme Court docket.”
“Justice on any matter relies on the load of proof earlier than a courtroom. The failure by the Attraction Court docket to contemplate key and important elements of proof earlier than it on their advantage, as already admitted and upheld by a judgment of a previous courtroom, amounted to a frustration of the course of justice within the matter.”
“The PDP restates its insistence that the proof is evident that its candidate is the real selection of the individuals within the November 16, 2019 election.”
“The individuals of Kogi state now look as much as the Supreme Court docket to reverse this injustice handed over to them, particularly, given the proof laid, as affirmed by the brave verdict of Justice Ohimai Ovbiagele on the Election Tribunal.”
PDP referred to as on the individuals of Kogi State to not be moved by the decision however stay calm and prayerful, as justice will certainly be served on the Supreme Court docket.