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PDP expresses concern over Supreme Court handling of Zamfara election matter

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has expressed worries over the Supreme Court’s decision to reserve its judgment on the Zamfara State governorship election matter.

The All Progressives Congress (APC) is asking the Apex Court to review its own judgment on the matter.

The Supreme Court on Tuesday heard the matter but reserved judgement.

In a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, the PDP called on Nigerians to note the decision of the apex court as another plot by the APC to once again manipulate the judicial process and secure judgment through the back door.

“Nigerians will recall that the Supreme Court had consistently decided on the finality of judgments reached at the court. As such, all issues bothering on review were never reserved for judgment because of its belief in the infallibility of its own judgment.

“Our party is concerned that the surprising decision to reserve this judgment is not in tandem with the established practice of the highest court, which was reaffirmed in its judgments on the Bayelsa and Imo state governorship elections, where it dismissed the applications for review on the ground that it lacked jurisdiction to review its own judgment.”

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The PDP therefore urged the Supreme Court not to allow itself to be manipulated by the APC or its agents into a judicial summersault that could cause serious constitutional and political crisis in the country.

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