The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has hailed the refusal of the Supreme Court to reverse its judgment on the participation of the candidates of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the 2019 general elections in Zamfara State, saying the decision of the court has saved the country from constitutional crisis.
PDP’s commendation was contained in a statement on Monday in Abuja by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan.
Describing the demand by the APC to the Supreme Court as blackmail set to ambush and destroy the integrity of the apex court, Ologbondiyan said asking the Supreme Court to embark on a journey to nowhere was to subvert Nigeria’s democratic system.
He said: “This is also to force on Nigerians, a system that is completely alien to our constitutional democracy and outside the confines and dictates of the 1999 Constitution (as amended).
“APC’s demand is a direct threat to our democracy, peace and stability of our nation and shows its unwillingness, as a party, to abide by the rule of law.”
Insisting that the situation must be condemned by all, Ologbondiyan called on all well-meaning Nigerians, institutions of democracy, as well as security agencies to be cautious of actions not committed to the unity and stability of the nation.
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