- National spokesman of the Atiku/Obi presidential campaign organisation, Umar Sani, has revealed what the PDP would do after court's determination of its case against Buhari
- Sani said the outcome of Atiku’s petition would determine PDP’s zoning arrangement in 2023
- The PDP chieftain, however, noted that the party would reject the judgement if Atiku’s case is determined based on technicality
Umar Sani, the national spokesman of the Atiku/Obi presidential campaign organisation, has said that the outcome of the petition filed by the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, would determine the zoning arrangement of the opposition party in 2023.
In an interview with Sun, Sani said it is not out of place for people to express their grievances if the outcome of any judgment does not favour them, adding that though the PDP is a law abiding party, it would express its displeasure if technicality is used to strike Atiku’s case out.
Legit.ng gathered that he described the Supreme Court’s judgment in Osun governorship election as worrisome, saying that the merits of the case should have been considered instead of using technicality to determine the case.
He said: “PDP is a law abiding party but that is not to say that we would not express our grievances. We will express our displeasure if the Osun type of judgment repeats itself where technicality was used to rule against us, whereas the Supreme Court had previously ruled just recently the merits of a case should be considered while giving a ruling and that technicality should not be a consideration.
“We won’t accept that type of judgment. If the judgment is very clear, lucid and discountenances, our arguments without any shadow of doubts, then we may say their lordships have done their best. But if we believe that judgment based on technicality was given because the court has been coerced using instruments of government, then we would definitely reject the judgment.”
Speaking on the 2023 presidential election, Sani noted that the PDP started zoning in the interest of justice and equity where everyone has the right to aspire to any position.
He added that the current battle for the 2023 presidency in APC is from two blocs; the Tinubu bloc and the El-Rufai bloc, saying that the national leader of the party is positioning his people in strategic positions so that he would be able to manipulate and get the presidential ticket of the party.
“The PDP started and entrenched zoning even though it’s neither in the party’s constitution nor is it in the country’s constitution. We started the culture of zoning in the interest of justice and equity where everyone has the right to aspire to any position. PDP produced the first president from a minority tribe and if we were to vote based on numbers of votes in different zones, that may never have happened.
“But in the APC, their struggle has always been about personal interests which they have always masqueraded as national interest. The current battle for the 2023 presidency in APC is from two blocs; the Tinubu bloc and the El-Rufai bloc. Tinubu is positioning his people in strategic positions so that he will be able to manipulate and get the presidential ticket of the party. He was able to get his man, Adams Oshiomhole to become party chairman; he was also able to get his men, Ahmed Lawan and Gbajabiamila to become National Assembly leaders.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that petition by the PDP and its candidate, Atiku Abubabar, as the most worthless election allegation in history of the country.
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