Kogi: PDP confident Supreme Court will deliver justice to Wada
•Laments Appeal discountenance hard evidence of victory
The lead opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has expressed shock over the judgement of the Appeal Court in favour of the incumbent Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello as the winner of the November 16, 2019, gubernatorial election in Kogi state against the PDP candidate, Engr. Musa Wada.
The Party in a statement signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan said, the PDP observed that the judgment of the Appeal Court will be a major setback to our democratic process if left unchallenged, but expressed confidence that justice will be served on the merit of the case by the Supreme Court.
Our party holds that discounting of hard evidence of over-voting, massive thumb printing, voter intimidation, thuggery and other irregularities and malpractices used by the APC and compromised INEC officials to manipulate the results of the election would be reviewed at the Supreme Court.
Justice on any matter is based on the weight of evidence before a court. The failure by the Appeal Court to consider key and essential ingredients of evidence before it on their merit, as already admitted and upheld by a judgment of a preceding court, amounted to a frustration of the course of justice in the matter.
The PDP restates its insistence that the pieces of evidence are clear that its candidate is the genuine choice of the people in the November 16, 2019 election.
The people of Kogi state now look up to the Supreme Court to reverse this injustice handed over to them, especially, given the evidence laid, as affirmed by the courageous verdict of Justice Ohimai Ovbiagele at the Election Tribunal.
The PDP urged its part members and the people of Kogi state to remain calm and trust the temple of justice to be true in its dispensation of justice.
The party said members of the party and citizens of Kogi state should not despair over the judgment of the Appeal Court but trust the Supreme Court to uphold truth and ensure that through prayerful diligence, justice will definitely be served at the Supreme Court for the candidate of the party and ultimately for the people.
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