PDP says Supreme Court compromised; asks CJN Muhammad to resign

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Thursday rejected the judgment of the Supreme Court which stripped the party’s candidate, Emeka Ihedioha, of the governorship of Imo State and awarded it to Hope Uzodinma of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

The PDP said the Supreme Court, as presently constituted under Justice Tanko Muhammad, had become heavily compromised and lost its credibility.

It also said the apex court had now been annexed to execute the agenda of the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led Federal Government against the Nigerian people.

It, therefore, called for Chief Justice Muhammad’s resignation.

Addressing newsmen at a press conference in Abuja, the national chairman of the PDP, Prince Uche Secondus, called for a reversal of the Imo governorship judgment, insisting that the judgment was a miscarriage of justice by the apex court.

“In order to avoid an imminent breakdown of law and order, the PDP demands that Justice Tanko Muhammad immediately steps down as CJN and chairman of the National Judicial Council as Nigerians have lost confidence in him and a Supreme Court under his leadership,” Secondus said.

He noted that Justice Muhammad must not head the panel to determine the remaining election petitions before the Supreme Court.

“We demand that Justice Tanko Muhammad, the CJN, and his colleagues on the Imo governorship panel recuse themselves from the remaining cases involving the PDP in the Supreme Court.

“We state for the records that the Supreme Court under Justice Tanko Muhammad shall be held responsible if there is any breakdown of law and order in any state as a result of judgments procured solely for political rather than judicial reasons as is currently happening,” he added

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