ABUJA – THE National leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Friday, described the unanimous judgment of the Supreme Court which sacked its five governors as a welcome development and an acceptable verdict.
Speaking with Vanguard on the ruling, the PDP National Legal Adviser, Chief Olusola Oke who noted that the party had expected that the judgement would have been otherwise, stressed that as the final court of the land, the ruling of the apex court was not questionable.
The PDP however maintained that the emergence of Henry Seriake Dickson as the candidate for Bayelsa State; Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko, Sokoto; Murtala Nyako for Adamawa and Liyel Imoke of Cross River remain unchanged, just as the party boasted that it was fully mobilized for the elections fixed in these states by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.
Oke who called for the immediate swearing in of the governor-elect of Kogi State, Captain Idris Wada and his Deputy, Architect Yomi Awoniyi, however urged INEC to scrupulously follow its time table for the election in these states.
It would be recalled that INEC came up with a time table to conduct election in Adawawa State, February 4; Bayelsa State, February 11; Sokoto state, March 10 and Cross River State, April 14.
According to Oke, ‘’we accept the verdict in good faith even though we thought the Judgment could have been otherwise. As the final court of the land, the decision of Supreme Court is unquestionable; what this means to us is that the governor-elect of Kogi State should be inaugurated immediately while INEC should scrupulously follow its time for the conduct of election in other states.