The Youth for Development, has faulted the Appeal Court ruling which returned Darius Ishaku of the Peoples Democratic Party as elected governor of Taraba State.
The group in a statement signed by its president, Thompson Yahaya, said “Everybody knows for a fact that the PDP did not conduct primaries for ?the April governorship election, so how can the court say they did?”
He said the setting aside of the tribunal ruling which sacked Darius Ishaku and returned Aisha Alhassan as duly elected governor of the state amounts to miscarriage of justice.
“It is not fair for the court to deprive Taraba people a chance at governance, just as it is not properly for it to enforce illegality. The law is clear on who is qualified to contest election in Nigeria,so we are shocked that the court will deliver this type of judgment,” he said.
Yahaya however expressed confidence that the ruling will be upturned at the Supreme Court.
“We will not lose hope; we believe very strongly that the Supreme Court will give us justice; by sacking Darius Ishaku and returning Aisha as governor.
He warned on the dangers of setting bad precedents, saying “the judges must be careful of setting bad precedents that are capable of coming back to hunt them. This type of judgment will encourage impunity and imposition of candidates among parties.”