Imo: APC governors reply PDP

The Progressives Governors Forum (PGF) has called on Nigerians and lovers of democracy to rise to the defence of democratic institutions, especially the judiciary.

The call was contained in a statement issued by its Chairman, Kebbi State Governor Abubakar Bagudu, in Abuja on Saturday.

He was reacting to a statement by the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Uche Secondus on the Supreme Court judgment that sacked Emeka Ihedioha as Imo State governor.

Bagudu said “We must prevail on the PDP leadership and all politicians to exercise restraint by demonstrating unalloyed loyalty and respect for our democratic institutions, particularly our judiciary, which is the most important pillar of democratic governance.

“To allege that a judgment delivered by Supreme Court Judges is procured simply because it does not favour the PDP is an invitation to anarchy.

“Our party has lost elections we thought we will win. Equally, our party has been stopped from participation in elections by the judiciary, for example in Rivers State.

“The case of Zamfara where we won the election but the Supreme Court in its wisdom nullified all our votes and declared PDP candidates as winners is another experience.

“In addition, our party members have lost many cases, and even though our views differ from the judgment delivered, we do not disparage the judiciary, yet our views of the judgment differ from the court.

“Our party and our members believe in the sanctity of our judicial institution as the last hope for justice for our people.”

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