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Ondo: Divided Supreme Court judgment vindicates our appeal – PDP

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The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) says the divided Supreme Court ruling on the flawed nomination of Ondo state governor Rotimi Akeredolu shows that there is merit in his appeal against his election as governor.

This was contained in a statement on Wednesday, from Kola Ologbondiyan, secretary of National Advertising of the party.

The statement said, “the party notes that the majority ruling presented by the Supreme Court did not address impunity in the action of the governor of Yobe, Mai Mala Buni, in his performance as president of the Congress of All Progressives (APC) while he was in office. at the same time hold the position of acting governor, contrary to the provisions of section 183 of the 1999 Constitution (as amended), as well as the constitution of the APC.

“The fact that three judges on the seven-man panel upheld our position on the illegality of Akeredolu’s nomination confirms that his candidacy is cancerous and a blatant violation of the 1999 Constitution (as amended) as well as the APC constitution.

“It is noteworthy that the ruling did not disagree with our position that Mai Mala Buni as governor of Yobe state cannot function as national president of a political party and nominate a candidate for elections to the Independent National Electoral Commission ( INEC).

“While our party reaffirms its utmost respect for the institution of the judiciary, especially the Supreme Court, the PPD hoped that the Supreme Court would emerge as the conscience of our nation by stopping the absurdities and impunities that are entrenched in the sky. politician by the APC.

“The search for a legal pronouncement that guides the sanctity of our electoral system was the reason why the PPD had explored our point of complaint legally before the highest court of the country, in the interest of the nation, and not only for our candidate. . , Eyitayo Jegede.

“The PDP, however, urges our members in Ondo State and Nigerians in general not to let development make them lose hope, but to remain calm and abide by the law in the general interest of the nation. “the statement said.

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