It’s Senseless And Disgraceful’ – APC Speaks On PDP’s Protest Against S/Court Ruling
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has berated the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over its protest against the Supreme Court ruling sacking Imo state governor, Enema Ihedioha, installing Hope Uzodinma as duly elected governor.
A protest by members of the PDP has hit Imo state demanding that the apex court reverse itself on the ruling which sacked Ihedioha.
In a statement by the APC national publicity secretary, Lanre Issa-Onilu, the APC said the action of PDP is “a calculated attempt to overheat the polity.”
“The disgraceful and senseless protest embarked upon by the opposition party is being done with the sole purpose of dragging the apex court of our land, and indeed our great country into odium and scorn before the international community,” Issa-Onilu said.
“We also view the irascible actions and irresponsible remarks by the PDP as a calculated attempt to overheat the polity. PDP has become a present threat to our peaceful coexistence.
“The crux of the decision was that the PDP candidate (who had been adjudged to have been wrongfully declared the winner by the Resident Electoral Commissioner of Imo State) was removed by the apex court and Sen. Hope Uzodinma of our party was declared the rightful winner of the election.
“The court directed the Independent National Electoral Commission to issue a Certificate of Return to Sen. Hope Uzodinma and that he should be sworn in as the Governor of Imo state.
“This decision by the apex court was not made lightly but was, in fact, based on the facts presented by the parties and the law canvassed before it by their respective counsel. How else should a court of law determine a case before it? Based on innuendos, conjecture, suspicions and conspiracy theories? Certainly not.”
The governor of Imo state, Hope Uzodinma has on Monday described the protest as “an attempt to overthrow President Muhammadu Buhari “.