PDP governors’ forum raises concern over appeal court’s judgement in Plateau State. The PDP Governors’ Forum has expressed deep concern over the recent judgments of the Court of Appeal nullifying the elections of PDP lawmakers in Plateau State based on pre-election matters that the Supreme Court has already addressed.
Chairman of the Forum and Governor of Bauchi State, Sen. Bala Muhammad, disclosed this at a press briefing with journalists after the meeting of the Forum at Oyo State Governor’s Lodge in Abuja.
He emphasised that while the Supreme Court has set precedents on pre-election issues, PDP candidates in Plateau State are being disqualified on the same grounds.
The Forum called on the judiciary at the apex level to preserve the integrity of the legal system and prevent distortion of the country’s jurisprudence. Governor Muhammad reaffirmed the Forum’s confidence in the judiciary’s ability to administer justice in political and other cases before the courts.
He stated that the Supreme Court’s judgement on the 2023 presidential election marks the conclusion of the Presidential election cycle and emphasised the need for an end to litigation.
He pledged the Forum’s commitment to reposition and strengthen the PDP as a formidable opposition political party that is ready to fulfil its role as the advocate for the Nigerian people in the pursuit of democracy, good governance, and accountability.
Expressing concern over recent developments in Rivers State, Governor Muhammad welcomed President Bola Tinubu’s intervention to resolve the crisis. He urged all parties involved to opt for peaceful means of resolution and offered the willingness of the Governors’ Forum to stand as a platform for just and swift containment of the issues.
Addressing the national economy, the PDP Governors appealed to
the Federal Government to intervene in stabilising the Naira, control inflation, tackle the unemployment crisis, PDP governors’ forum raises concern over appeal court’s judgement in Plateau State