The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has nothing to celebrate in the Supreme Court judgement voiding Emeka Ihedioha’s election as governor of Imo State.
Recall that the apex court sacked Ihedioha, the PDP candidate, and declared Sen. Hope Uzodinma, the APC candidate, the winner of the March 9, 2019 polls on Tuesday.
In a statement signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, on Friday, the main opposition party described the judgement as “accursed”.
PDP claimed that APC’s celebration of the “loathsome” judgement has confirmed it was behind the alleged “judicial manipulation” and has “no iota of regard for the sensibility and mood of Nigerians against the injustice perpetuated”.
According to the party, APC is “gloating on Nigerians and celebrating the accursed judgment of the Supreme Court on Imo governorship election because it is anti-people and its leaders will never understand the value of democracy”.
PDP accused the ruling party of destructing the nation’s democratic values. saying that while PDP fought to entrench democracy and freedom, APC leaders were engaging in “hypocritical posturing”.
“At the time PDP leaders, as patriots and statesmen, were confronting the tyranny of the military regime, many of the APC leaders abandoned our nation for exotic exiles.
“Those who did not go on exotic exile were in league with tyrants in oppressing Nigerians and debasing our institutions of democracy for their selfish purposes.
“APC leaders are therefore not happy that democracy has gained roots in our country and as such are employing all manner of schemes and machination to destroy our democratic institutions while gloating on Nigerians whenever injustice is meted out on the people.
“The PDP however insists that the APC will not get away with its robbery of the governorship of Imo state as the PDP and the people of Imo will not relent in taking all steps necessary to ensure that the injustice perpetuated by the Supreme Court, under Justice Tanko Mohammed, is reviewed,” the statement further read.