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PDP govs back judiciary over Supreme Court judgement on presidential poll

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The Peoples Democratic Party Governors’ Forum has accepted the judgment of the Supreme Court on the party’s petition against the outcome of the presidential election.

The governors, in a communique issued after a meeting on Tuesday, said they believed the judgment brings an end to the Presidential election cycle.

They also expressed their faith and confidence in the judiciary to do justice in political and other cases before the courts.

However, the governors expressed concern over what they described as the deliberate targeting of the party’s elected officials in Plateau State, using pre-election cases, against the prescription of the Supreme Court.

 “The meeting noted the recent judgement of the Supreme Court on the 2023 presidential election and believes that this brings an end to the Presidential election cycle as there must be an end to litigation.

”As a Forum, we believe and re-state our faith and confidence in the judiciary to do justice in political and other cases before the courts.”

On the contradictory judgments in Plateau State, the governors said:  “We are concerned that while the Supreme Court has laid down precedents on pre-election issues, PDP candidates in Plateau State are being disqualified on the same grounds.

”We urge the judiciary at the apex level to ensure that our jurisprudence is not distorted. We remain vigilant in the struggle for democracy and good governance in the country.

The PDP governors were alarmed at the recent developments in Rivers State and welcome the intervention of Mr. President to bring the crises to an end.

They urged all parties to the Rivers State crisis to sheath their sword and resort to peaceful means of resolution.

The forum also offered its platform for a quick and just containment of the issues involved.

 

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