Governors of the All Progressives Congress (APC) operating under the aegis of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) have advised the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to stop castigating the judiciary.
The PGF chairman and Governor of Kebbi State, Abubakar Atiku Bagudu, in a statement yesterday condemned the PDP for saying that the judiciary had not only been compromised but also lost its credibility after losing the governorship seat in Imo State at the Supreme Court.
Bagudu, who said the allegations were depressing, contemptuous, and disrespectful to democracy, called for the need to prevail on the PDP leadership and all politicians to exercise restraint by demonstrating loyalty and respect for democratic institutions, particularly the judiciary, which is the most important pillar of democratic governance.
The statement read, “Following the verdict of the Supreme Court in respect of Imo State election petition, which declared Sen. Hope Uzodinma of the All Progressives Congress as the winner of the March 9, 2019 governorship election, the National chairman of the PDP proclaimed the judgment as ‘miscarriage of justice’ and alleged that the judiciary is ‘heavily compromised’ and has ‘lost credibility’.
“These are depressing allegations coming from supposedly democratic leaders who should ordinarily be in the forefront of protecting and defending the judicial institution as the sanctuary of our democracy. It is contemptuous and disrespectful to our democracy.
“We wish to unequivocally state our resolve to work with all democrats in the country to ensure adequate protection of democratic governance by respecting all judgments from our courts!” Related