Ondo Poll:PDP Decries Sudden Withdrawal Of Appeal Court Panel

By Ikenga Chronicles November 2, 2016

Ondo Poll: PDP Condemns The Sudden Withdrawal Of Appeal Court Panel

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described as very disturbing the withdrawal of the Appeal Panel of the Court of Appeal headed by Honorable Justice Jumai Sankey from hearing the appeal against the judgement of Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court, Abuja. This came as President Muhammadu Buhari is billed to storm Ondo State on November 10. The president’s visit was initially scheduled for November 3 for the commencement of the campaign of  his party’s  governorship candidate, Rotimi Akeredolu.

The Appeal panel had  noted that the withdrawal was predicated on the specious and unproven allegations of corruption and other sundry charges by the Jimoh Ibrahim group against the panel.

The PDP however sees the petition as a desperate last ditch effort to prevent the panel from carrying out justice.

“It follows a curious path of blackmail and ambush that Jimoh Ibrahim and his allies have come to be noted for since they took on the job of killing the PDP in Ondo State.” a statement by the PDP reads.

“The courts, we all know, should be the last hope of law abiding citizens. Sadly, events as dictated by the unfounded allegations of corruption and the subsequent recusal by the justices tend to point otherwise.”

‘’We are not disillusioned, we are not distracted and we shall not succumb to this time worn tactics of judicial ambush.”

‘’Genuine PDP members are encouraged to keep faith, remain resolute and steady the course in support of the candidate of the party, Eyitayo Jegede SAN. We must not lose sight of the fact we are clearly in the majority in Ondo State.”

‘’Our strength lies in our votes and no court, no litigation, no delay tactics can determine the direction and beneficiary of your votes. Hold on tight to your votes and we are sure that at the end of it all, our candidate will emerge as Governor of Ondo State come November 26, 2016.”

‘’At this point it is important to underscore the fact that the challenge that confront the PDP today emanates directly from the APC that has obviously recruited a platoon of bootlickers and fifth columnists within the Party to execute hatchet jobs designed to destroy the Party. This group of people under the leadership of Jimoh Ibrahim are the ones that are throwing darts at the heart of the Party. We however want to declare that as long as there are distinguished judges in Nigeria, we will get justice as the judicial contraption of Abang cannot hold.”

‘’We also call for the immediate arrest of Biyi Poroye who made those wild allegations and also swore to an affidavit on them to substantiate them, failure of this, is to confirm that he and his group enjoys the support of the Presidency in this dastardly action. ”

‘’We call on our members to be calm and patient as this time shall certainly pass away. Those who have chosen to be irresponsible and callous to the extent of destroying a Party they profess to belong will certainly contend with history one day soon.’’

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