The All Progressives Congress (APC) has requested that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) issue an unreserved apology to the courts and judges for the ”foolish, irresponsible, reckless, and unwarranted attacks on the judiciary during the electoral cycle.”
The APC was responding to yesterday’s Supreme Court decision on governorship election cases in Lagos, Kano, Zamfara, Plateau, Ebonyi, Bauchi, Abia, and Cross River states.
“Assuming that it has any spec of decency left, the PDP must tender an unreserved apology to the courts and judges for the senseless, irresponsible, reckless, and unjustified attacks against the judiciary throughout this electoral cycle,” party spokesman Felix Morka said in a statement.
He said the APC welcomes the Supreme Court’s rulings on election petitions disputing the outcome of the 2023 gubernatorial elections in eight states.
“In Lagos, Ebonyi, and Cross River States, the Supreme Court upheld the election of governorship candidates of our great party. However, the appeals in Kano, Zamfara, Bauchi, Plateau, and Abia states were decided in favor of other political parties and their candidates.
“While the Apex Court’s decisions will undoubtedly elicit mixed reactions and reviews, the decisions are final and binding on all parties to the legal contests. The decisions today provide a strong affirmation of the authority, vibrancy, and independence of the judiciary.
“APC has been consistent in its position that the judiciary must be left alone to perform its important duty of resolving disputes, including electoral disputes, as constitutionally mandated. The decisions today must serve as a lesson to political opposition figures who vilified and denigrated our courts when judgments were handed against them in these same matters.
“We congratulate the winners, particularly our governors, Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State, Francis Nwifuru of Ebonyi State, and Bassey Otu of Cross River State, and wish them the very best as they continue to serve their states and country. We urge everyone to remain calm and continue to maintain the peace,” APC added.