Secondus: Supreme Court Under Pressure From Presidency To Favour APC
The national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Uche Secondus has accused the presidency of putting pressure on the supreme court to favour the All Progressives Congress (APC) in its appeals challenging Sokoto, Bauchi, Adamawa and Benue governorship elections.
This accusation is coming on the heels of the apex court ruling that sacked Imo state governor Enema Ihedioha of the PDP while installing Hope Uzodinma of the APC as duly elected governor.
While speaking at the 87th PDP national executive council meeting (NEC) in Abuja, Secondus called on the judges of the apex court to disallow a repeat of their judgement in Imo state.
The PDP chair lamented the ruling, describing it as electoral fraud, asking judges on the panel not to preside over any other case involving PDP.
The ruling APC and the Federal Government, combining effectively with the Independent National Electoral Commission and some security agencies including the military, took the electoral manipulation to the next level,” Secondus said.
The National Working Committee has credible intelligence that the Presidency and the APC leadership are still arm-twistings the judiciary to ensure that they deliver to them Sokoto, Benue, Bauchi and Adamawa while keeping Kano, which we clearly won.
We have demanded the seven justices that participated in the Imo judicial fraud recuse themselves from the remaining cases involving the PDP.”
Secondus accused the presidency of abandoning its duties to “take up issues” with the PDP.
“We know that the APC and President Buhari have taken our civility for weakness and inability to act,” he said.
The Presidency has even abandoned governance amidst the myriads of challenges facing the land and prefers to take issue with us as the main opposition party, a deliberate policy to divert attention from their inept leadership.”