PGF: PDP’s comments on judiciary, depressing

Johnchuks Onuanyim




Governors under the umbrella of the Progressives Governors Forum (PGF) have joined the national leadership of its party to slam the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over its comments on the Supreme Court judgement declaring Sen. Hope Uzodinma as duly elected governor of Imo State as “depressing”.



In a statement signed by Chairman of the forum and governor of Kebbi State, Alhaji Atiku Bagudu, the governors restated their confidence in the judiciary even as they further said it was poised to working with democratic partners for the protection of democratic governance in the country.



“Following the verdict of the Supreme Court in respect of Imo State election petition, which declared Sen. Hope Uzodinma of the All Progressives Congress as the winner of the March 9, 2019 Governorship election, the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) proclaimed the judgement as ‘miscarriage of justice’ and alleged that the judiciary is ‘heavily compromised’ and has ‘lost credibility’.

“These are depressing allegations coming from supposedly democratic leaders who should ordinarily be in the forefront of protecting and defending the judicial institution as the sanctuary of our democracy. It is contemptuous and disrespectful to our democracy.


“This is most unfortunate and condemnable. We call on Nigerians and all lovers of democracy in the country to rise to the defence of our democratic institutions, especially the judiciary. We must prevail on the PDP leadership and all politicians to exercise restraint by demonstrating unalloyed loyalty and respect for our democratic institutions, particularly our judiciary, which is the most important pillar of democratic governance. To allege that a judgement delivered by Supreme Court Judges is ‘procured’ simply because it does not favour the PDP is an invitation to anarchy.



“It is on record that President Muhammadu Buhari has at all times stated his commitment to democracy and rule of law. Our party has lost elections we thought we will win. Equally, our party has been stopped from participation in elections by the judiciary, for example in Rivers State. The case of Zamfara where we won the election but the Supreme Court in its wisdom nullified all our votes and declared PDP candidates as winners is another experience. In addition, our party members have lost many cases, and even though our views differ from the judgement delivered, we do not disparage the judiciary, yet our views of the judgement differ from the court.



“As Progressive Governors, we hereby declare abiding faith in our judiciary and will at all times respect all decisions of our judges at all levels no matter the circumstances. Our party and our members believe in the sanctity of our judicial institution as the last hope for justice for our people,” the statement said.

The National Leadership of APC, led by its National Chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole on Friday also condemned the statement credited to the PDP National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus.

Related posts

8 Thoughts to “PGF: PDP’s comments on judiciary, depressing”

  1. This really answered my problem, thank you!

  2. Great wordpress blog here.. It’s hard to find quality writing like yours these days. I really appreciate people like you! take care

  3. Thanks for the sensible critique. Me and my neighbor were just preparing to do a little research on this. We got a grab a book from our area library but I think I learned more clear from this post. I am very glad to see such excellent info being shared freely out there.

  4. Youre so cool! I dont suppose Ive learn anything like this before. So nice to seek out anyone with some unique thoughts on this subject. realy thank you for beginning this up. this website is something that is needed on the web, somebody with a little originality. useful job for bringing something new to the web!

  5. Hi my loved one! I wish to say that this article is amazing, great written and include almost all vital infos. I would like to see more posts like this .

  6. I discovered your weblog site on google and examine a couple of of your early posts. Proceed to maintain up the very good operate. I simply further up your RSS feed to my MSN News Reader. Looking for forward to reading more from you in a while!…

  7. This is a very good tips especially to those new to blogosphere, brief and accurate information… Thanks for sharing this one. A must read article.

  8. Appreciating the commitment you put into your site and in depth information you offer. It’s awesome to come across a blog every once in a while that isn’t the same old rehashed material. Great read! I’ve bookmarked your site and I’m including your RSS feeds to my Google account.

Leave a Reply