Zamfara PDP Urged to Stop Crying Wolf Over Judgement Review
POLITICS DIGEST – The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Zamfara state has been urged to stop crying wolf over the decision of the Supreme Court to reserve judgement in the state governorship election review case.
The Centre for the Protection of the Rights of the Citizens made the call in a press statement on Thursday by its National Coordinator, Ambassador Muhammad Ahmad in Abuja.
He said the centre received with great dismay attitude of the PDP regarding the decision of the Supreme Court on the matter.
It read in part, “Though we have observed that it is in their character to always cry foul each time the decision of the court doesn’t work in their favour, we would like to remind them that the court is not in anyway obligated to do do their bidding but to serve justice to all irrespective of party affiliation, religion or ethnicity.
“We want to state unequivocally that over the years the Supreme Court being the highest court of the land have proven itself beyond reasonable doubt its tenacity to serve as the last hope for a common man and as such deserve more respect from Nigerians and in particular the PDP.
“Without prejudice, we like to remind the whole world that the Zamfara governorship tussles was purely an intra party matter of which PDP was not a party to the litigation and because it was a case involving Governorship primary election only, we are hopeful that the consequential order earlier issued in favor of the PDP would be set aside in the interest of justice.
“The PDP should understand that it has no right what so ever to dictate for the the Supreme Court and as such, we urge the apex court to take its time and study the appeal before delivering its judgement. After all the prayer of Senator Kabiru Marafa on the matter was more in favour of the dissolution of the entire election.
“Let us henceforth allay the fears of the general public and as well urge them to ignore every rumour peddled by the PDP of plots to manipulate the judicial process so as to secure judgment through the back door.
“As a civil society group we believe that the Supreme Court will deliver its Judgement based on justice, equity, and fairness. Therefore, we strongly warn that they should desist from using every opportunity to disparage the decision of the court.”
The group further stated that, “We also advise the Justices of the Supreme Court not to be deterred on it commitment to dispense justice to all without fear or favour for the greater good for humanity.
We want to state that Supreme Court Has the powers to review it’s earlier decision based on the submission of Justice Chukudipu Oputa and other reference clauses of the law.”