Monday, 20 January 2020

Alleged Supreme Court Manipulation; PDP Protest Demand CJN’s Removal: Olusegun Ariyo




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There was a protest in many states around the country since yesterday (Sunday) coming from members from of the Peoples Democratic party as a result of what they alleged as  manipulation of judgment sacking imo state governor Emeka Ihedioha by the supreme court and the declaration of Hope uzodinma of the All Progressive Congress APC.
These Developments however attracted protest in Imo, Taraba, Abia and Ogun state; urging the court to reverse itself and declare ihedioha the winner.

In imo, major roads were blocked to show their grievances as security personnel’s were seen positioned in strategic places and   location with the understanding of forestalling breaking the law and order.
Henry Nwawuba, a member of House of Representatives who spoke to journalists alleged that the Supreme Court justices had murdered democracy
He Remarked: the Supreme Court must redeem the judiciary since the judgment was delivered, the state has become a graveyard unlike what happened when the PDP holds sway.  
“There is no basis for court justices to give victory to a candidate who came fourth at the election, if you ask me; this action remains a mystery to many of us”
While in Taraba state,  the PDP chairman Mr Victor Bala-Kona condemned the alleged injustice coming from the supreme court.
His Word: The PDP in Taraba state stand with the people of imo state and our governor who was removed forcefully by the supreme court in all the step being taken to reserve this injustice  
 in Abia state, the PDP Ask Supreme Court to reverse its self over the removal ihedioha as the governor of imo state
Meanwhile, there is anxiety in Bauchi, Benue, Sokoto and Kano states following the tension created in view of the Supreme Court’s judgment on the governorship elections in the two states billed to be delivered today (Monday).
 Some elders in the Bauchi under the aegis of the Coalition of Elders for Peace and Good Governance in Bauchi State appealed to the people to remain calm.
They made the appeal in a statement on Sunday signed by Sarkin Arewan Bauchi, Alhaji Hassan Sharif, and 19 others.
They said, “As elders, we foresee the danger in crises, and we won’t like a situation where the generation of our unborn children suffer because of the inactions of some unscrupulous elements within our midst.
“It is on this basis that we call on the good citizens of Bauchi State to maintain the tempo they are known for by accepting whatever decision the Supreme Court may make as Bauchi should be our first priority.”
The Bauchi State Government had expressed confidence that Governor Bala Mohammed would emerge victoriously.
The Commissioner for Information and Communications, Dr Ladan Salihu, stated this in an interview with journalists in Abuja on Saturday
 He said the apex court’s judgment sacking Emeka Ihedioha as the governor of Imo State, would not have any negative effect on Bala’s election.
Salihu also said Bala, who returned to the country from a “routine medical trip” to the United Kingdom on Saturday was not bed-ridden as being insinuated.
He said the governor would attend the Supreme Court’s hearing on Monday.
Delivering judgment on the appeal arising from the last gubernatorial election in Imo State, a  seven-member panel of the Supreme Court, led by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad had sacked Ihedioha of the Peoples Democratic Party and replaced him with Hope Uzodinma of the All Progressives Congress.

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