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PDP bigheads protest Supreme Court’s verdict on Imo

After about one week of the apex court ruling that sacked Emeka Ihedioha of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and declared Hope Uzodinma of the All Progressives Congress, APC, the winner of the 9, March 2019, Imo Gubernatorial election, the bigheads of the opposition party, today marched to the various streets in Abuja protesting, insisting that the Supreme Court judgment should be reversed.

Recall that on the 17th of this Month, PDP through its National Secretary Kola Ologbondiyan told APC that the party would never get away with Imo.

In a bid to achieve that, the party lambasted APC and those in favor of the judgment. PDP however, threw about ten questions at Justice Tanko’s led judges that gave verdict on Imo governorship election. Below are the questions which PDP patiently waits for the answers: The questions Justice Tanko’s Supreme Court must answer are: The Supreme Court, in a host of cases, the latest and most celebrated being Atiku V Buhari & Ors, consistently decided that for a petitioner to succeed in an allegation of infraction of any provision of the Electoral Act especially one complaining about malpractice, as in this case, wrongful exclusion of votes, the petitioner must call witnesses polling unit by polling unit. The question is, how many witnesses did Uzodinma/APC call from the 388 polling units from where the Supreme Court allocated votes to him. The so called results from the 388 Polling units were rightfully rejected, in line with several decisions of the Supreme Court, by the Tribunal and Court of Appeal as it was merely dumped on the tribunal in a Ghana Must Go bag, by a policeman who had no mandate of the police to testify at the Tribunal. The Tribunal did not even open the Ghana Must Go bags as there was no basis to do so. It is one of the great wonders of the world how the Supreme Court opened the bag, counted the results and added them to only the APC Candidate. What is more perplexing is the fact that INEC produced a schedule of reasons why results were not produced from the 388 units. Indeed election did not even take place in most of the units for one reason or another, like violence, etc and so no result could possibly be obtained from those units.

The results were not merely rejected or cancelled by INEC. None of the candidates or their Counsel, except perhaps APC, as we speak, are aware of the number of votes scored by each party from the 388 polling units. The Tribunal or Court of Appeal did not mention or ascribe any figure from the units to any party in their decisions.

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