Supreme Court Verdict: There Must Be An End To Litigation – PDP Govs
The Peoples Democratic Party’s Governors’ Forum has reviewed the October 26, 2023 judgement of the Supreme Court affirming President Bola Tinubu’s victory in the February 2023 poll.
In a communique issued after a meeting held under the leadership of Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State in Abuja on Tuesday, the main opposition party’s governors said with the verdict of the apex court, there must be an end to litigation.
The governors re-stated their faith and confidence in the judiciary to do justice to cases before the courts.
They, however, expressed concern with the disqualification of PDP candidates in Plateau State based on pre-election issues.
“The meeting noted the recent judgement of the Supreme Court on the 2023 Presidential Election and believes that this brings an end to the Presidential election cycle as there must be an end to litigation. As a Forum, we believe and re-state our faith and confidence in the judiciary to do justice in political and other cases before the Courts.
“We are concerned that while the Supreme Court has laid down precedents on pre-election issues, PDP candidates in Plateau State are being disqualified on the same grounds. We urge the judiciary at the apex level to ensure that our jurisprudence is not distorted. We remain vigilant in the struggle for democracy and good governance in the country,” the communique read in part.
The governors vowed to reposition and strengthen PDP as a viable opposition political party.
The apex court, in its ruling on the 2023 presidential election, had dismissed the appeals by the presidential candidate of the PDP, Atiku Abubakar; and his Labour Party (LP) counterpart, Peter Obi