Abuja (Sundiata Post) – The All Progressive Congress (APC), in Plateau State has alleged that the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), in the State, has concluded plans to disrupt the soon to be announced governorship tribunal judgement in the State between Governor Caleb Muftwang PDP, and Dr. Yilwatda Nentawe, APC.
Our correspondent reports that Nentawe contested the 2023 governorship elections in the State and lost to Governor Muftwang, an outcome that ended up at the election petition tribunal sitting in Jos.
Anticipating the outcome of the tribunal, which will be determined in few days or weeks, the APC said with the outcome of the National Assembly judgement which has hitherto gone in favour of the APC, the PDP has planned to storm the venue of the court with thugs, should the judgement goes against the Party.
Speaking in a press briefing on Friday in Jos, the Spokesman for the APC, Hon. Sylvanus Namang, called on the federal government and security operatives to quickly intervene in the current attempt to plunge the State into another needless and avoidable cycle of violence and mayhem by arresting the ringleaders and perpetrators of the induced thugs.
According to him: “The PDP have even gone further to begin mobilization of their supporters to assemble at the premises of the Jos High Court on the day the governorship election petition Tribunal will be announced. These are rather a design by a pack of anti democratic forces to truncate our democracy.
He called on the tribunal judges to remain resilient, focused and committed to their responsibility of dispensing law and justice.
“APC in the State has been drawn to some reckless press statements by the Plateau State Chapter of PDP and obviously sponsored protests aimed at distracting and diverting attention by whipping up I’ll motivated sentiments against Judges of the Election Petitions Tribunal in the State.
“That these are coming in the wake of the fair, firm and just pronouncements of the first Tribunal, which declared some APC and Labour Party National assembly Candidates victorious.
” Nothing can be more threatening to democracy than when Political parties and Government which are supposed to be guardians of democracy norms embark on sponsoring ill motivated protests against judicial decisions and judgements.
“We wish to affirm that as firm believers in constitutionalism, democracy and the rule of law, we shall do everything possible to ensure that justice takes its full course against this backdrop. We strongly advise the PDP to seek redress at the Court of Appeal if it feels dissatisfied with any judicial outcome .”
“Our hard earned democracy should not be allowed to be sacrificed on the altar of bad politicking by some desperate and selfish Politicians such as the ones we are witnessing in our present clime.
The APC also described the judgement of Justice BM Tukur Led administration sacking some PDP House of representatives members and a Senator as fair and Just pronouncements, saying that there were previous judgements by the second tribunal presided over by Justice Rotimi Williams who ruled against the APC and the Labour party in spite of overwhelming evidence and established position of the law.