The peoples democratic party has reacted to the Supreme court ruling which declares its candidate Douye Diri as the duly elected governor of Bayelsa state and sacked David Lyon by insisting on getting a similar judgement in IMO state.
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The party made this known via a series of tweets on its official Twitter handle on Thursday.
The party wrote:
@OfficialPDPNig Receives S/Court Judgment on Bayelsa, Insists on Imo
The @OfficialPDPNig receives the judgment of the Supreme Court restoring its mandate in the Bayelsa state governorship election but insists that the apex Court must right the wrongs in the Imo state governorship election judgment.
The party says the Bayelsa judgment will not change the course of its demand that the Supreme Court rectifies the manifest and widely rejected mistakes contained in its judgment on the Imo state governorship election.
Our party insists that the Supreme Court will be redeeming its image and restoring public confidence on its infallibility by reviewing the Imo verdict given the manifold unjustifiable mistakes contained in that judgment.
The PDP restates that the miscarriage of justice in the Imo state judgment is glaring given the established fact that the panel assumed the roles of the @inecnigeria, by recognizing the votes concocted by the @OfficialAPCNg and Senator Hope Uzodimma
It ended up increasing the total number of votes in the election to 950,952, over and above the @inecnigeria certified total accredited votes of 823,743.
In another miscarriage of justice, the Supreme Court panel named Senator Uzodimma/@OfficialAPCNg as winner whereas it had on December 20, 2019 ruled that Uche Nwosu, and not Senator Uzodimma, won the @OfficialAPCNg governorship primary.
The Supreme Court had also disqualified Uche Nwosu from the election for having acquired the governorship ticket of two political parties; the @OfficialAPCNg and the Action Alliance (AA), an aberration to the electoral laws.
Our party holds that a judicial review on Imo governorship election has become inevitable because by these earlier rulings of the Supreme Court, not only is Sen. Uzodimma not a candidate, the judgments also nullified all the votes that could have …
…been accruable to @OfficialAPCNg and AA and their candidate, Uche Nwosu, in the election, leaving the @OfficialPDPNig candidate, Hon. Emeka Ihedioha, as the incontestable winner of the election.
The @OfficialPDPNig congratulates the people of Bayelsa state, the governor-elect, Senator Douye Diri and his deputy governor-elect, Lawrence Ewrujakpor, as their mandate has been restored.
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