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PDP Dumps Plans To Seek Review Of Supreme Court Judgments by fergie001: 7:30am On Feb 29, 2020
....gives up on Atiku, Adeleke, others

....says no going back on Ihedioha

The Peoples Democratic Party may have abandoned plans to seek a review of the Supreme Court judgment dismissing its case against the election of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.).

The PDP and its presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar challenged the Independent National Electoral Commission’s declaration of Buhari of the All Progressives Congress as the winner of the 2019 presidential election.

The former ruling party lost its case at the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal, and also lost at the Supreme Court.

But the party indicated on Monday that it would approach the apex court to review its judgment.

Sources close to the leadership of the party said there was pressure on the party to forget the plans due to what they described ‘‘as the need to respect the sanctity of the Supreme Court.’’

Also, it was learnt that the decision of the party was fuelled by the manner the apex court treated the appeal filed by the APC for the court to review its judgment on the Bayelsa State governorship poll.

The Supreme Court stopped David Lyon of the APC from being inaugurated as Bayelsa State governor, along with Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo, on the eve of his inauguration after the deputy governor-elect submitted forged certificates to the INEC.

Douye Diri of the PDP, who came second in the November 16, 2019 election, became governor.

But Lyon and his party approached the Supreme Court to reverse its judgment.

The National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan, who spoke at a press conference in Abuja, also called on the Supreme Court to review its judgments on the governorship elections in four states.

The party also demanded a review of the apex court’s judgment on the 2018 governorship election in Osun State.

In the judgment, the Supreme Court upheld the APC’s candidate, Governor Gboyega Oyetola’s victory and dismissed the PDP candidate, Ademola Adeleke’s appeal.

Ologbondiyan also demanded a review of the Supreme Court judgment on the 2019 Kaduna State election won by Nasir El-Rufai of the APC.

He also called for a review of the Supreme Court judgment on the Kano State governorship election won by the APC’s Abdullahi Ganduje as well as the apex court’s verdict on the Katsina State governorship poll.

In the Katsina governorship poll judgment, the Supreme Court upheld the Aminu Masari’s election and dismissed the appeal filed by Senator Yakubu Danmarke of the PDP.

Ologbondiyan said the PDP was demanding reviews of the judgments because of the alleged plot by the APC “to pressure the justices of the Supreme Court to upturn the judgment of Justice Mary Odili-led panel on the Bayelsa State governorship election.”

Why PDP is making a U-Turn

It was learnt that the N60m fine (N30m each) imposed on Chief Afe Babalola (SAN) and Chief Wole Olanipekun (SAN) by the Supreme Court for agreeing to file an application for the review of the apex court’s judgment on Bayelsa election shocked the PDP and its team of legal advisers.

Justice Amina Augie announced the fine while reading the judgment on Wednesday in the application for a review of its February 13 judgment sacking Lyon in favour of Diri.

With tears in her eyes, the justice regretted that “very senior” lawyers were responsible for filing the application.

The apex court awarded N30m to be paid by Babalola and Olanipekun.

She said the application amounted to what she described as an invitation for the apex court to sit on its own judgment in violation of the constitution.

A seven-man panel led by Justice Sylvester Ngwuta described the application filed by the APC as vexatious, frivolous, and constituted a gross abuse of court process.

Justice Augie held that it would amount to violating the finality of its judgment if the application was granted.

She said granting the application would open a floodgate for the review of decisions of the Supreme Court.

“There must be an end to litigation,” she said, adding, “the decision of the Supreme Court is final for ages in a matter” and only legislation could change it.

It was learnt that senior lawyers approached by the PDP were of the opinion that, apart from the time factor, filing a fresh appeal on the decided cases would amount to an attempt at ridiculing the apex court.

It was also argued, according to sources, that the PDP as a former ruling party must not be seen to contribute to any attempt at ridiculing the judiciary.

A source close to the party said, ‘‘We are actually under pressure not to return to the apex court for the review of the cases.

‘‘We were actually pained that most of the cases were not judiciously dealt with before they were hurriedly dismissed. That’s why we decided that we should return to the same court, to ask for reviews since we have more evidence that they were not properly examined.

‘‘But there were those who felt that we should let bygones be bygones. That’s why we are having a rethink.’’

The National Chairman of the party, Prince Uche Secondus, confirmed the development. He also said the party was also considering the ‘‘many appeals and we may actually not return to the Supreme Court on those cases.’’

He said, ‘‘The possibility of not returning to the apex court is high on those cases. We are yet to file the papers and may not likely file them. But we are talking.’’

‘PDP won’t withdraw review of Ihedioha’s case’

Meanwhile, the party has said it will not withdraw its application for the review of the Supreme Court’s January 14 judgment on the Imo State governorship election.

A seven-man panel of the apex court led by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad, in the judgment delivered by Justice Kudirat Kekere-Ekun nullified Chief Emeka Ihedioha of the PDP’s election after governing the state for about seven months. Hope Uzodinma of the APC was declared as the rightful winner of last year’s Imo governorship election.

It arrived at this decision after it added figures from 388 polling units that had been excluded by INEC.

Dissatisfied with the judgment, the PDP and Ihedioha have approached the Supreme Court seeking a review and possibly, a reversal of the judgment.

Ologbondiyan, in an interview with one of our correspondents, said the PDP and Ihedioha were not planning to withdraw their application.

He stated that Ihedioha’s matter was different and had attracted global attention.

He said, “We are not withdrawing Ihedioha’s application for a review. We are not withdrawing it. We will see it to the end because Ihedioha’s matter is distinct. It borders on different issues. As such, we are not withdrawing it. We are seeing it to the end.”

Secondus recently described the judgment of the apex court which voided Ihedioha’s victory after scoring 276,404 votes and declared Uzodinma, who initially scored 96, 458 votes, as governor, as highly irrational, unfounded and provocative.

The parties to the case are expected to return to the Supreme Court on Monday when the case will be heard and probably summarily decided.

https://punchng.com/pdp-dumps-plans-to-seek-review-of-scourt-judgments/amp/

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Re: PDP Dumps Plans To Seek Review Of Supreme Court Judgments by helinues: 7:35am On Feb 29, 2020
grin grin

Awon clowns.. They should have gone ahead and receive another beating.

Pdp, never again in Nigeria

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Re: PDP Dumps Plans To Seek Review Of Supreme Court Judgments by Rollymax77(m): 7:38am On Feb 29, 2020
YEEPA WON TI FO OOO. PARTY OF DISGRUNTED FELLOWS

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Re: PDP Dumps Plans To Seek Review Of Supreme Court Judgments by money121(m): 7:41am On Feb 29, 2020
Noted
Re: PDP Dumps Plans To Seek Review Of Supreme Court Judgments by SocialJustice: 7:52am On Feb 29, 2020
No they should proceed. WS waiting for the N1bn fine to be slammed on them.

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Re: PDP Dumps Plans To Seek Review Of Supreme Court Judgments by nameo: 7:58am On Feb 29, 2020
Good!!!

Enough of the attempt at putting the Supreme Courr to ridicule by all parties, including the SC itself.

However, that Imo State judgement is a travesty. That ought to be reviewed. In fact, it is in the interest of the SC itself to review that judgement, else law students will be studying it for a long time for all the negative reasons

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Re: PDP Dumps Plans To Seek Review Of Supreme Court Judgments by Mysticwebb: 7:59am On Feb 29, 2020
They were never truly going to appeal for a review of those cases, they only came up with the idea when APC shamelessly challenged the ruling of supreme court over Bayelsa case hence the reason they have not even filed an appeal on that till now. They only waited to see how Supreme Court will treat the APC appeal, then help APC fully rubbish the Supreme Court by filing for a review of all cases they have lost before.

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Re: PDP Dumps Plans To Seek Review Of Supreme Court Judgments by allthingsgood: 8:09am On Feb 29, 2020
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nameo:
Good!!!

Enough of the attempt at putting the Supreme Courr to ridicule by all parties, including the SC itself.

However, that Imo State judgement is a travesty. That ought to be reviewed. In fact, it is i the interest of the SC itself to review that judgement, else law students will be studying it for all time for all the negative reasons
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What is wrong with this one. Are u dense Haba. Supreme is not final because it's perfect, it's perfect because its final. Meaning whether wrong or right, no review of anything!!

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Re: PDP Dumps Plans To Seek Review Of Supreme Court Judgments by nameo: 8:15am On Feb 29, 2020
allthingsgood:
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What is wrong with this one. Are u dense Haba. Supreme is not final because it's perfect, it's perfect because its final. Meaning whether wrong or right, no review of anything!!

Genius, stop mouthing things you heard, that yoh dont know anything about. It doesnt make you look smart.

Question: If the SC sentences a man to death, and evidence emergences that the man was not guilty afterall(say from a DNA test of the crime scene) and the new evidence is brought before the SC for reconsideration. Are you saying tbe SC will jettison the case and allow an innnocent person to die just cos "Supreme is not final before it is perfect, it is perfect cos it is final"??

By the way, where did you get that quote from. That was not the exact words of Justice Oputa, lolz grin

Clowns everywhere

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Re: PDP Dumps Plans To Seek Review Of Supreme Court Judgments by allthingsgood: 8:19am On Feb 29, 2020
nameo:


Genius, stop mouthing things you heard, that yoh dont know anything about. It doesnt make you look smart.

Question: If the SC sentences a man to death, and evidence emergences that the man was not guilty afterall(say from a DNA test of the crime scene) and the new evidence is brought before the SC for reconsideration. Are you saying tbe SC will jettison the case and allow an innnocent person to die just cos "Supreme is not final before it is perfect, it is perfect cos it is final"??

By the way, where did you get that quote from. That was not the exact words of Justice Oputa, lolz grin

Clowns everywhere

Olodo did u see me quoting anybody Did u see any quotation marks on my comment. That's why u keep failing woefully. Law and morality are not the same. Get that into your brain and stop designing silly scenarios. But if u must know, yes supreme Court can wrongly sentence a man to death. Yet the judgment is final!

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Re: PDP Dumps Plans To Seek Review Of Supreme Court Judgments by Hoephase: 8:20am On Feb 29, 2020
Atiku don borrow brain, he only has 9m left. He can't afford a fine of 10m. grin

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Re: PDP Dumps Plans To Seek Review Of Supreme Court Judgments by nameo: 8:25am On Feb 29, 2020
allthingsgood:


Olodo did u see me quoting anybody Did u see any quotation marks on my comment. That's why u keep failing woefully. Law and morality are not the same. Get that into your brain and stop designing silly scenarios. But if u must know, yes supreme Court can wrongly sentence a man to death. Yet the judgment is final!

Will you SHUT ya mouth tha. And stop playing in matters in which you know nothing.

The SC rule itself says it can review its judgemnt if there are "errors in the judgement".

You are saying the SC will allow an innocent person die cos it cannot review its own judgemnt. How dense can you be?

The worst that will happen is to stop the execution, refer the case to the lower courts for redetermination of the case and then reverse its judgement if it gets back to it.

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Re: PDP Dumps Plans To Seek Review Of Supreme Court Judgments by itsme01: 8:26am On Feb 29, 2020
cool



Justice Mary Odili is bad ass but Justice Amina Augie is even crazier.. you waste our time you pay 60 million as fine..

women are big time bully, never fully trust them with power, see as they rubbished APC , PDP and made Afe babalola and Olanipekun feel sober

Imagine if this feminist slaymama like Justice Mary Odili and Justice Amina Augie headed Nigerian Army and Nigerian Police, Nigerians for smell fire



.

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Re: PDP Dumps Plans To Seek Review Of Supreme Court Judgments by Dericonna: 8:27am On Feb 29, 2020
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itsme01:
Justice mary Odili is bad ass but Justice Amina is even crazier.. you waste our time you pay 60 million as fine
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Re: PDP Dumps Plans To Seek Review Of Supreme Court Judgments by Nobody: 8:28am On Feb 29, 2020
PDP was never serious about seeking those reviews.

That threat was a response to APC madness of seeking reviews for Bayelsa and Zamfara elections because PDP sought review for Imo.

If PDP wanted review for those cases, they would have done long ago.

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Re: PDP Dumps Plans To Seek Review Of Supreme Court Judgments by allthingsgood: 8:30am On Feb 29, 2020
nameo:


Will you SHUT ya mouth tha. And stop playing in matters in which you know nothing.

The SC rule itself says it can review its judgemnt if there are "errors in the judgement".

You are saying the SC will allow an innocent person die cos it cannot review its own judgemnt. How dense can you be?

The worst that will happen is to stop the execution, refer the case to the lower courts for redetermination of the case and then reverse its judgement if it gets back to it.


Dumbo stop blabbing. What is your precedent Supreme Court can never review it's own judgment, so stop displaying your ignorance on internet.

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Re: PDP Dumps Plans To Seek Review Of Supreme Court Judgments by crownwealth: 8:32am On Feb 29, 2020
Good decision
Re: PDP Dumps Plans To Seek Review Of Supreme Court Judgments by OmayieHenry(m): 8:33am On Feb 29, 2020
lipsrsealed
Re: PDP Dumps Plans To Seek Review Of Supreme Court Judgments by Sunriserealtors: 8:33am On Feb 29, 2020
Ok
Re: PDP Dumps Plans To Seek Review Of Supreme Court Judgments by MrRhymes101(m): 8:33am On Feb 29, 2020
Supreme court judgment should be final. I don't understand d idea of challenging her judgment
Re: PDP Dumps Plans To Seek Review Of Supreme Court Judgments by Mikelarteta(m): 8:33am On Feb 29, 2020
10M fine be be joke matter o.
Re: PDP Dumps Plans To Seek Review Of Supreme Court Judgments by infini771: 8:33am On Feb 29, 2020
Broke ass PDThieves do not have 1billion Naira fine to pay Supreme court for wasting their time, so decided to chicken out.

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Re: PDP Dumps Plans To Seek Review Of Supreme Court Judgments by LosC: 8:36am On Feb 29, 2020
PDP
Re: PDP Dumps Plans To Seek Review Of Supreme Court Judgments by bestman09(m): 8:36am On Feb 29, 2020


Misleading headline.

Don't generalize everything. PDP may dump other reviews but IMO state judgment must be reviewed.

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Re: PDP Dumps Plans To Seek Review Of Supreme Court Judgments by Mexyz(m): 8:36am On Feb 29, 2020
grin grin grin.... I'm sure the lawyers informed them that they don't have 10million to pay cheesy

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Re: PDP Dumps Plans To Seek Review Of Supreme Court Judgments by Dansuqi: 8:36am On Feb 29, 2020
Awol1:
PDP was never serious about seeking those reviews.

That threat was a response to APC madness of seeking reviews for Bayelsa and Zamfara elections because PDP sought review for Imo.

If PDP wanted review for those cases, they would have done long ago.
Stop sypporting pdp its very shameful

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Re: PDP Dumps Plans To Seek Review Of Supreme Court Judgments by PureGoldh(m): 8:36am On Feb 29, 2020
They should have kwantinued
Re: PDP Dumps Plans To Seek Review Of Supreme Court Judgments by 9jamag(m): 8:37am On Feb 29, 2020
Lol
Re: PDP Dumps Plans To Seek Review Of Supreme Court Judgments by Swingate(m): 8:37am On Feb 29, 2020
The Supreme Court would have been rubbished if not for their wise ruling on the Bayelsa matter. I think they should make sure that ruling is fully enforced and the fines paid in full to prevent any more attempt to rubbish our Judiciary.
Re: PDP Dumps Plans To Seek Review Of Supreme Court Judgments by sydneyboss(m): 8:38am On Feb 29, 2020
allthingsgood:


Dumbo stop blabbing. What is your precedent Supreme Court can never review it's own judgment, so stop displaying your ignorance on internet.

It's about time you stop this argument, cos it's obvious you know nothing about what you're typing.

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