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The Peoples Democratic Party has claimed the Presidency and the All Progressives Congress are mounting pressure on the Supreme Court to sack Sokoto, Bauchi, Adamawa and Benue state governors.
The apex court is scheduled to rule on the APC’s appeals before them challenging the PDP’s victories in the March 9, 2019, governorship polls in the four states on Monday.
While the APC was in control of Bauchi and Adamawa during the elections, Aminu Tambuwal (Sokoto) and Samuel Ortom (Benue) left the APC in controversial circumstances to join the PDP before the polls.
Spokesman for the party, Kola Ologbondiyan, who read the communiqué of the meeting, said they would adopt constitutional means, including civil disobedience, to ensure that the Federal Government respected the rule of law “and desists from influencing the judiciary, INEC and our security agencies”.
The National Organising Secretary of the party, Austin Akobundu, told one of our correspondents that the protest would hold on Sunday.
He said, “The protest is against the miscarriage of justice by the Supreme Court. It is also a clarion call to our teaming supporters and all lovers of democracy that on Sunday there shall be a nationwide civil and non-violent protest against the Supreme Court against our party.
“All protesters must dress in black and the procession must begin by 3pm simultaneously.”
Speaking at the 87th PDP National Executive Council meeting in Abuja on Friday, the party’s National Chairman, Uche Secondus, described the apex court’s verdict as a “miscarriage of justice”.
Secondus, who restated his condemnation of the November 16, 2019 Bayelsa and Kogi governorship polls, elections, accused the APC and the Federal Government of undermining democracy in the country.
He said, “The ruling APC and the Federal Government, combining effectively with the Independent National Electoral Commission and some security agencies including military, took the electoral manipulation to the next level.”