Saturday , 10 December 2016

Supreme Court Judgment On Taraba Has Revived Hope For Democracy – PDP

Uche-SecondusThe Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, on Thursday hailed the judiciary for demonstrating that it remains the major hope for the survival of democracy in the country.
The opposition party has recently received favourable judgments from Nigeria’s Supreme Court in various appeals challenging the election of its governors.
In the past two weeks, the apex court delivered judgments upholding the elections of Governors Nyesom Wike (Rivers), Okezie Ikpeazu (Abia), Emmanuel Udom (Akwa Ibom) and Dave Umahi (Ebonyi State).
The court also on Thursday upheld the election of Darius Ishaku by affirming the judgment of the court of appeal, which had earlier also dismissed the decision of the state governorship election tribunal.
“Without such landmark judgments from the Supreme Court, perhaps there would have been no Nigeria and we salute them for their courage in delivering justice to the people.
“We therefore warn APC and the federal Government to stop insulting judiciary as there is nowhere in the world that a ruling party go about hauling abuses on the Judiciary”, the PDP said in a statement by its acting chairman, Uche Secondus, on Thursday
According to Secondus, the outcome of Thursday’s ruling has shown that “all hope is not yet lost for democracy”.
He added that the Supreme Court ruling not only established the judiciary as a functional arm in stabilizing the nation’s polity, but as the voice of the voiceless.
“The ruling is a vivid reflection of the will of the people of Taraba State and goes a long way to show the strength of our party in the state”, he said.
While congratulating Mr. Ishaku for his victory, Mr. Secondus charged him to remain resolute in delivering dividends of democracy to the people in line with the manifesto of the party.
He also congratulated the people of Taraba state for their “resilience in standing up for democracy”.
Mr. Secondus charged them to remain steadfast in their support for PDP as “the All Progressives Congress, APC, has nothing to offer Nigerians”.

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