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Imo: PDP calls for reversal of verdict, resignation of CJN by Kwanza: 7:24pm On Jan 16
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has knocked the panel of Supreme Court justices that delivered judgment in the Imo State governorship election.

The party asked for a review and reversal of the judgment and called on the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Tanko Muhammad to step down.

At a media conference on Thursday, addressed by the National Chairman of the PDP, Prince Uche Secondus, the party asked the six other justices that delivered judgment on the Imo case to recuse themselves from the remaining election petition cases pending before the apex court.

Other governorship election petition cases pending before the apex court and in which the PDP is involved, are those of Sokoto, Adamawa, Bauchi, Benue, Plateau and Kano states.

Describing the verdict in the Imo case as recipe for crisis, Secondus said the judgement was a miscarriage of justice and a coup against the PDP and the people of Imo state.

The party chairman said, “That the Supreme Court, as presently constituted under Justice Mohammed Tanko, has become heavily compromised; lost its credibility and is now annexed to execute ignoble agenda of the APC-led Federal Government against the Nigerian people.

“That the judgment of the Supreme Court voiding the lawful election of Hon. Emeka Ihedioha (who scored 276,404 votes) and awarding fictitious votes to declare Hope Uzodimma of the APC, who scored 96, 458 votes as governor of Imo state, is highly irrational, unfounded, a provocative product of executive manipulation and a recipe for crisis, which should not be allowed to stand.

“With the verdict, the Supreme Court executed a coup against the PDP and the people of Imo state as well as other Nigerians, and such must not be allowed to have a place in our democracy”.

Querying the validity of the judgment, the party pointed out that the 127,209 votes added to the votes of the APC candidate, Hope Uzodinma by the apex court could not be justified.

Secondus said the added votes to the APC candidate shot the total votes cast at the election above the number of accredited voters, as contained in the record of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

According to him, while the INEC figure of accredited voters stood at 823,743, the apex court, through its judgment, shot the number to 950,952, which the party said was in excess of accredited voters in the election.

The party also queried the allotment of the entire votes in the disputed 388 polling units, saying that going by INEC records, election did not take place in those polling units as a result of violence and other disruptive activities on election day.

“The so-called results from the 388 polling units were rightfully rejected, in line with several decisions of the Supreme Court, by the Tribunal and Court of Appeal as it was merely dumped on the tribunal in a Ghana Must Go bag, by a policeman who had no mandate of the police to testify at the Tribunal.

“The Tribunal did not even open the Ghana Must Go bags as there was no basis to do so. It is one of the great wonders of the world how the Supreme Court opened the bag, counted the results and added them to only the APC Candidate.

“What is more perplexing is the fact that INEC produced a schedule of reasons why results were not produced from the 388 units.

“Indeed election did not even take place in most of the units for one reason or another, like violence, etc and so no result could possibly be obtained from those units. The results were not merely rejected or cancelled by INEC.

“None of the candidates or their counsel, except perhaps APC, as we speak, are aware of the number of votes scored by each party from the 388 polling units. The Tribunal or Court of Appeal did not mention or ascribe any figure from the units to any party in their decisions.

“In fact, in the cross examination of the APC candidate, Sen. Hope Uzodinma, he could not read any figure from the ‘Oluwole’ results. He said that the figures were not clear. And so it beats our imagination where the Supreme Court conjured and manufactured the figures it used in declaring Uzodinma/APC as duly elected”, Secondus added.

The party raised questions as to the propriety of the apex court to formulate and allocate votes as election results where such votes were not certified by INEC as required by law.

Knocking the apex court further, Secondus said, “The fact is that, the Supreme Court, as presently constituted under Justice Tanko, has lost its credibility and no longer commands the respect and confidence of Nigerians.

“If the people no longer repose confidence in the Supreme Court, then our democracy, national cohesion and stability are at great risk.

“The constitution of the panel that heard the appeal itself was a product of drama. The panel was changed three times and any judge that showed signs of not agreeing to murder democracy, in this case, was promptly removed by the CJN.
The result had to be unanimous to satisfy the script of rationality.

“But can any judge who sat on that panel go home and sleep well? Can any judge who sat on that panel face his Creator and swear that impartial justice was done? We think not.

“We had intelligence before the verdict on the Imo governorship that the hierarchy of APC had decided that they must use the Supreme Court to capture the states won and controlled by the PDP such as Imo, Sokoto, Bauchi, Adamawa and Benue.

“Can the PDP rightly trust the impartiality and independence of the panel headed by Justice Tanko Mohammed, the CJN, to adjudicate on the remaining cases involving the PDP like Kano, Sokoto, Benue, Bauchi, Adamawa, Plateau and others?

“Is the same fate awaiting the Governors of these states that are controlled by the PDP and other states like Kano where the PDP clearly won and was robbed?

“Should Justice Tanko Mohammed and his colleagues on the Imo Governorship Panel not recuse themselves from the remaining cases involving PDP?

“The PDP firmly holds that if the flawed judgment of the Supreme Court on Imo governorship election is allowed to stand, it would be a recipe for anarchy, chaos and constitutional crisis not only in Imo state but in the entire country.

“Our party has it in good authority that Justice Tanko and his panel are working on instruction from certain forces in the Presidency to use the Supreme Court to take over states lawfully won by the PDP and award them to the APC.

“The PDP, therefore, advises Justice Tanko not to allow himself to be used to push our nation to the path of anarchy and constitutional crisis as any further attempt to subvert justice in the pending petitions on Sokoto, Bauchi, Benue, Adamawa as well as Kano and Plateau states will be firmly and vehemently resisted.

“In other to avoid an imminent breakdown of law and order, the PDP demands that Justice Tanko Mohammed 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.

“Justice Tanko must not head the panel to determine the remaining election petitions before the Supreme Court”

https://thenationonlineng.net/imo-pdp-calls-for-reversal-of-verdict-resignation-of-cjn/

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Re: Imo: PDP calls for reversal of verdict, resignation of CJN by Commentor: 7:28pm On Jan 16
The CJN should step down but Mary Odili should continue abi?


Do these cretins understand that the verdict was a unanimous decision from several judges?

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Re: Imo: PDP calls for reversal of verdict, resignation of CJN by Caleb17: 7:31pm On Jan 16
Supreme Court is the court of last resort.
When PDP was in power, that is how they dealt with the opposion without any reflection that there will be a humbling time like this. Life is turn by turn. It's now there turn.
Let them accept their fate.

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Re: Imo: PDP calls for reversal of verdict, resignation of CJN by Hillsong34: 7:33pm On Jan 16
Iheadioha's administration focused too much on the past governor Rochas Okorocha. In August 2019, a report surfaced that he issued an order for the arrest and prosecution of Okorocha. This was greeted with widespread uproar that the new governor should tread softly.
The Ohaneze described the move as an invitation to anarchy which is capable plunging the state into chaos.

The Imo PDP also did not help matters. Rather than focus on governance, they kept too much energy on the previous administration of Okorocha and also alleged that the ex-governor left the state with a liability of N300billion.

Several attempts were made by elders in the state to resolve the face-off between the two political figures, but all failed woefully.

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Re: Imo: PDP calls for reversal of verdict, resignation of CJN by Mightyhaiz: 7:39pm On Jan 16
The abracadabra should be reversed.. It beats the imagination

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Re: Imo: PDP calls for reversal of verdict, resignation of CJN by festacman(m): 7:42pm On Jan 16
As confusing as the currently trending INEC's official results of 2019 Imo State governorship election are, I dare make the following submissions pending the release of details of Supreme Court ruling:

First, a question: What happens to the duly registered and accredited voters who turned out and actually voted in the so-called excluded 388 PUs if the judges leave the issue of exclusion unattended to? Interestingly, it is highly likely that there is no PU in Imo State that would have less than 100 registered voters. So, is it legal and right for these bonafide Nigerians to be disenfranchised just because somebody didn't do his job well?

What the current electoral result confusion in Imo State shows is that the malpractices that happened in the, now notorious, 388 PUs also took place in other PUs across the state. Otherwise, how do you justify and rationalize that INEC figures added up inspite of the massive number of legitimate voters whose votes were excluded in 388 PUs. The fact is that what happened in Imo State in 2019 gubernatorial election was not election but rigging competition by the four 'heavyweight' candidates.

The bottom line is that both the permanent and Adhoc staff of Imo State INEC in the recent 2019 governorship election are a huge disappointment and were partly complicit for this electoral mess. Obviously, they lost control of the messy situation and merely 'balanced the book'.

Denigrating the Judges of the Supreme Court for the smelly mess created by fraudlent actvities of self-centred politicians is, to say least, a demonstration of foolery.

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Re: Imo: PDP calls for reversal of verdict, resignation of CJN by Flyingngel(m): 7:47pm On Jan 16
Medicine after death.

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Re: Imo: PDP calls for reversal of verdict, resignation of CJN by Sirjamo: 8:09pm On Jan 16
The PDP has an original sin that nothing can wash, only the death of PDP can end the sorrows of its members

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Re: Imo: PDP calls for reversal of verdict, resignation of CJN by WATCHOVER(m): 8:15pm On Jan 16
Commentor:
The CJN should step down but Mary Odili should continue abi?


Do these cretins understand that the verdict was a unanimous decision from several judges?
Most of you need brain reset. I never read where he said Mary talkless of Odili. Abi na only Mary b Judge for Nigeria?.

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Re: Imo: PDP calls for reversal of verdict, resignation of CJN by Witchersunited: 8:17pm On Jan 16
Always demanding, what happens when your demands are not met?


You will go and wail at world Court?


Is like you don't know that the judgement from cases at world Court can be ignored by countries, nonsense party of wailers.

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Re: Imo: PDP calls for reversal of verdict, resignation of CJN by yarimo(m): 8:21pm On Jan 16
Foolish people in dead party, why didn't they calls for his resignation when judgement was delivered in TARABA and ABIA state at the Supreme Court ?

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Re: Imo: PDP calls for reversal of verdict, resignation of CJN by kelvinginzie: 8:42pm On Jan 16
yarimo:
Foolish people in dead party, why didn't they calls for his resignation when judgement was delivered in TARABA and ABIA state at the Supreme Court ?
You have to bear with them, it is paining them.
Imagine if this happened in Lagos, that a party that was 4th in the election is now declared the winner, what would you have said

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Re: Imo: PDP calls for reversal of verdict, resignation of CJN by Commentor: 9:18pm On Jan 16
WATCHOVER:

Most of you need brain reset. I never read where he said Mary talkless of Odili. Abi na only Mary b Judge for Nigeria?.

Shut up.

Why should the CJN resign when 6 judges made a decision?

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Re: Imo: PDP calls for reversal of verdict, resignation of CJN by IgbofromDelta: 9:21pm On Jan 16
Nice one from the PDP. Nigerians, justice and fairness loving societies, pressure groups, political parties and civil society organizations should take actions to condemn the Yahoo Yahoo supreme court justices and judgement under the manipulation of Buhari and his cabal.

There are strong reasons to check the ongoing shameless dispensation of glaring injustice by the Nigerian supreme court headed by Tanko an Islamic scholar.

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Re: Imo: PDP calls for reversal of verdict, resignation of CJN by thundafire: 9:25pm On Jan 16
Commentor:
The CJN should step down but Mary Odili should continue abi?


Do these cretins understand that the verdict was a unanimous decision from several judges?
she is just 3rd in line and wasn't part of dey team so carry ur BMC money go buy akara

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Re: Imo: PDP calls for reversal of verdict, resignation of CJN by Racoon(m): 9:26pm On Jan 16
According to him, while the INEC figure of accredited voters stood at 823,743, the apex court, through its judgment, shot the number to 950,952, which the party said was in excess of accredited voters in the election.
This judgement will remains a watershed.The Supreme Court have simply rubbished its integrity.Liars are so obsessed with lying that they dont know when they tell a lie to cover another lie.

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Re: Imo: PDP calls for reversal of verdict, resignation of CJN by Commentor: 9:27pm On Jan 16
thundafire:
she is just 3rd in line and wasn't part of dey team so carry ur BMC money go buy akara

Who cares if she was part of the team or not?

Is she not a PDP judge?

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Re: Imo: PDP calls for reversal of verdict, resignation of CJN by thundafire: 9:30pm On Jan 16
Commentor:


Who cares if she was part of the team or not?

Is she not a PDP judge?

just as Tanko is head of BMC

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Re: Imo: PDP calls for reversal of verdict, resignation of CJN by akilo1: 9:31pm On Jan 16
Pdp right now

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Re: Imo: PDP calls for reversal of verdict, resignation of CJN by 4gunners(m): 9:31pm On Jan 16
grin grin
Re: Imo: PDP calls for reversal of verdict, resignation of CJN by saajus: 9:31pm On Jan 16
I doubt if that can happen. It's unfortunate.
Re: Imo: PDP calls for reversal of verdict, resignation of CJN by Cchuks27(m): 9:32pm On Jan 16
F
Re: Imo: PDP calls for reversal of verdict, resignation of CJN by emmabest2000(m): 9:32pm On Jan 16
Imolites need to keep quiet , it's not the first time such a thing has happened

Peter Obi took over from Ngige as Anambra Governor some years back by court order too

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Re: Imo: PDP calls for reversal of verdict, resignation of CJN by MANNABBQGRILLS: 9:32pm On Jan 16
See the party that brought rigging to our nation wailing?!


It is always good to know that we have a President who will not intervene in the rule of law.

Because the will of Nigerians will not be subverted. Never! A President once told us in this country that the coming polls would be do or die.
Not with President Buhari. Fair is fair. No foul play.
Under his watch, his political party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) has lost gubernatorial elections in Bayelsa, Rivers, Zamfara, Oyo and Anambra states.
At the last Council of States meeting, Gov Willie Obiano publicly registered his appreciation to President Buhari, for the level playing ground he made available during the election in his state.
With do or die apostles, and a certain political party in power, such would never happen.
Not with their garrison mentality.
All states are territories that must be conquered, willy-nilly.

God bless our darling Daddy.
God bless Nigeria.


8-5= 3 years of wailing.......
Different faces of wailing and gnashing of teeth right now......
Happy wailing party of evil and criminals....

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Re: Imo: PDP calls for reversal of verdict, resignation of CJN by MANNABBQGRILLS: 9:32pm On Jan 16
Whay do you expect from a party of criminals, rapists,
thieves and looters?!

PDP in Nigeria again?!

God forbid bad thing.......

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Re: Imo: PDP calls for reversal of verdict, resignation of CJN by soberdrunk(m): 9:33pm On Jan 16
Is it time for riddles and jokes?? angry

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Re: Imo: PDP calls for reversal of verdict, resignation of CJN by Commentor: 9:33pm On Jan 16
thundafire:
just as Tanko is head of BMC

And you are the janitor for Atiku's propaganda machine so what's the issue?

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Re: Imo: PDP calls for reversal of verdict, resignation of CJN by itsme01: 9:33pm On Jan 16
grin


And reinstatement of Pa Onnoghen


..

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Re: Imo: PDP calls for reversal of verdict, resignation of CJN by Racoon(m): 9:34pm On Jan 16
"Anybody that knows he won election by rigging should excuse himself before we disgrace him judiciously.

"Is better we do justice and inherit the kingdom of heaven than to align with political criminals and lose our integrity and be condemn hereafter by God.

"I have warned judges handling election cases, I will monitor them, where I'm not, God would be their watching."

We Will Never Align With Political Criminals - CJN, Tanko Muhammad

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Re: Imo: PDP calls for reversal of verdict, resignation of CJN by tym92(m): 9:34pm On Jan 16
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Re: Imo: PDP calls for reversal of verdict, resignation of CJN by Dshocker(m): 9:34pm On Jan 16
Tanko the chimp looking judge....

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