Between Atiku And Ihedioha: How Does PDP Pick Its Battles?

By Ikenga Chronicles January 19, 2020

— Dr. Vitus Ozoke

Just curious, but why didn’t PDP insist that the Supreme Court of Nigeria reverse itself when it decided against Atiku Abubakar late October 2019? You would think that the PDP would want the office of the President more than it would care for the governorship of a state. Had PDP invested half the energy it is currently expending on its fool’s errand in Imo state into getting the Supreme Court to reverse itself in October, perhaps, Atiku would have been president today.

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So the question is begged: why did the PDP leave an adverse Supreme Court decision to stand in a presidential contest between two Fulani candidates but is desperately determined to reverse an adverse Supreme Court decision in a gubernatorial contest between two Igbo candidates?

What am I missing here? Who is plotting to make Igbo land the ground zero of the 2019 elections? Which outside forces are scheming to make Imo state and Igbo land ungovernable? I guess the pythons and vampires are thirsty again. They are beating the bloody drums as they circle for another Python Dance in Igbo land.

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Again I ask: why didn’t the PDP insist on the reversal of an adverse Supreme Court October decision in a presidential contest between two Fulani candidates? Why now? Why is the PDP more interested in reversing an adverse Supreme Court decision in a gubernatorial contest between two Igbo candidates than it was in reversing an adverse Supreme Court judgment in a presidential contest between two Fulani candidates?

Only The Supreme Court, Not Prophets, Not Marabouts, Not Seers, Not Propagandists Will Determine Imo Guber Appeals With Finality!

The following observations are important:

It’s done. The Supreme Court is not going to reverse its decision on Imo gubernatorial petition. Take it to the bank. It’s not going to happen. Absent any other developments, Hope Uzodimma will remain the governor of Imo state for the next four years. And the PDP knows that. There’s a reason that court is called the Supreme Court. As far as Nigerian laws and Constitution are concerned, the Supreme Court of Nigeria is god. It is that powerful!

By not fighting the Supreme Court to reverse an October 30, 2019 adverse presidential petition decision, but choosing instead to fight the Court to reverse an adverse gubernatorial petition decision, the PDP would seem to have accepted the decision in the Atiku petition. So, as far as PDP is concerned, Atiku’s loss is settled.

By foregoing the bigger presidential fight between two Fulani brothers, and choosing to stoke a fight in Igbo land in a less consequential gubernatorial contest between two Igbo brothers, PDP has shown itself to be acting out of mischief and malice.

The good people of Imo state must not allow their good state to be used as the ground zero for the 2019 election crisis. The two brothers, Emeka Ihedioha and Hope Uzodimma, must get together, put their differences aside, and put the interest of Imo state and Igbo land above the interest of a PDP that prioritizes its fights with an invidious and sinister motive. We are smarter than they know.

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