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‘APC won’t be in power forever,’ Oshiomhole declares

Oshiomhole said the PDP laid the foundation for election rigging in Nigeria.

The national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, has stated that the party will not be in power forever.

The party leader stated this while reacting to a statement by the national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Uche Secondus, who called for the sack of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Tanko Mohammed.

Oshiomole added that the PDP laid the foundation for election rigging in the country.

Briefing journalists on the Supreme Court judgement on the Imo state governorship election where the APC candidate, Hope Uzodinma was declared victor, Oshiomole accused the PDP of “lacking the moral right” to question the decision.

“If there is lesson to be learnt is the fact that today APC is in power. That is, few years back we were not in power. I don’t know how long we are going to be in power but it is safe to say we can not be in power forever,” the former labour leader said.

“The interest of the Nigeria nation and our democracy is far more important than the interest of any political party and certainly the interest of any governorship candidate whether is of the APC or PDP.

“PDP has lost a state they never won and that the Supreme Court in their supreme wisdom re-established the fact that these 388 that was not counted are party and parcel of Imo state and therefore they can not be wished away and they have accordingly added them. They found that Hope Uzodinma is not only the highest scorer he has the spread to be declared the winner of that election in Imo state.

“We commend the courage of the Supreme Court and we condemn in strongest term possible the attempt by PDP’s national chairman, Uche Secondus and his party to try to personalised a panel of eminent Jurists, all seven of them in their unanimous judgement, it were clear that this is the question of the law and these are the facts. “For PDP and Secondus to call for the resignation of the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) because they have lost a state that was never there is the height of recklessness,” he said.

Oshiomhole recalled how the PDP applauded the Supreme Court’s decision against the APC in Zamfara , Sokoto, and Rivers states L, and wondered why the party has chosen to “throw caution to the wind and malign” the same legal institution because of its verdict on the Imo governorship appeal.

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