The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Friday condemned the alleged violent attack on its leaders, members, lawyers and witnesses at the premises of the Kogi State governorship election petition tribunal in Abuja.
The party in a statement issued by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, in Abuja, described the attack as part of the desperate plots to eliminate some of its leaders, trigger confusion, disrupt and manipulate the judicial process, instill fear in the tribunal judges in a bid to subvert the course of justice.
According to the PDP, there was no way the alleged manipulations at the November16, 2019 governorship election in Kogi could stand before the law.
The party said it was indeed a terrifying sight when hoodlums attacked PDP leaders, for which some members and witnesses were now receiving treatments in various hospitals.
The statement read:
“The party however, insists that no amount of violence, intimidation or blackmail can cow it into abandoning its avowed determination to retrieve the mandate freely given to its candidate by the people of Kogi state in the November 2019 governorship election.
“The PDP also called on the judges of the tribunal not to be deterred by the antics of the APC but stand firm on the side of the law and the mandate of the people of Kogi State.”