PDP in Nigeria Refuses to accept Kogi Election, Heads To Appeal Court
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Nigeria has refused that its candidate Musa Wada, won the November 2019 Kogi state governorship election.
The party in a statement signed on Sunday by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, make it known their will to take back its victory at the Appeal Court.
This was in response to the Kogi Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting which on Saturday make known the election of present Governor, Yahaya Bello.
The PDP described the judgment as an alerting stillbirth of justice, declaring that their candidate, Wada, put forward their undeniable proofs of electoral ‘manipulations’ as affirmed by Justice Ohimai Ovbiagele in his unconventional judgment.
“Our party was able to lay incontestable evidence of over-voting, massive thumb printing, voter intimidation, thuggery, violence and other malpractices used by the APC and compromised Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) officials to rob our candidate and the people of Kogi state of their mandate.
“The PDP expressed shock that despite the overwhelming evidence before the tribunal, proving that Governor Yahaya Bello did not win the election, justice was thwarted to the disappointment of the people of Kogi state and generality of Nigerians.
“The fact remains that the evidences are clear that our candidate is the genuine choice of the people and our party is confident that the Court of Appeal will uphold justice in this matter,” PDP’s statement read in part.
The party also praised Justice Ohimai for his bravery and showing that there is hope in the institution of the judiciary.