Supreme Court Judgment: We are not discouraged by verdict – Ondo PDP.
Written by crest887fm on July 29, 2021
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ondo State Chapter and its Candidate in the October 2020 Governorship Election have accepted the verdict of the Supreme Court being the Apex Court in the land.
In a statement released by the Publicity Secretary of the Party in Ondo State, Kennedy Peretei all their Justices in their consideration agreed that, Mai Mala Buni violated the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as Amended) but four of them in their majority decision dismissed the PDP’s Appeal because Buni was not joined in the petition.
The statement noted further that three other Justices in their minority judgement held that joining Buni was unnecessary because the constitution which is the ground norm of Nigeria’s democracy can not be trampled upon with such impunity.
The implication of the verdict according to the statement is that, the non-joinder of Buni is more fatal to the petition than the infringement on the Constitution.
The party however encouraged all its supporters to remain steadfast and be consoled that, they fought a good fight, from the beginning to the end adding that the Judgement will go into history as one of the major tests of Nigeria’s democracy which ought to be guided by the rule of law.
The main opposition party stressed that it would not be discouraged by the supreme court verdict and will keep pursuing that which will make life more easy for the people of Ondo State.