Lagos - The All Progressives Congress (APC) has rejected claims that the Presidency manipulated the judiciary in Saturday’s judgment of the Taraba Governorship Election Petition Tribunal, reports Leadership.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had in its reaction to the judgement said the ruling of the tribunal is the clearest indication that the Nigerian judiciary is being manipulated by the governing APC.
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In a statement issued in Lagos on Sunday by its National Publicity Secretary, Lai Mohammed, the party said President Muhammadu Buhari and the party are strong believers in the rule of law, hence will never manipulate the judiciary for whatever reason.
The party said Saturday’s judgement is the clearest indication yet that the PDP has started harvesting what it sewed in its years of impunity and recklessness, hence it should blame itself for whatever tragedy has now befallen it.
The party said if the PDP is not blaming the judiciary, its favourite whipping boy, it is blaming the APC, the Presidency or even Nigerians for its plight, warning it to stop shifting responsibility.
The tribunal had in its ruling nullified the election of Gov.Darius Ishaku and declared the candidate of the APC, Senator Aisha Alhassan as winner of the April 11 governorship election in the state.
- News 24