PDP Calls for Transfer of Ogun, Nasarawa Election Tribunals to Abuja

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has demanded immediate transfer of the Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal in Ogun and Nasarawa Election Tribunals to Abuja for safety and guarantee of justice.

The party made the demand at a media briefing addressed by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Debo Ologunagba, yesterday in Abuja.

Ologunagba condemned attacks on PDP members at election petitions tribunal premises in Ogun, Nasarawa, Kaduna states.

The party’s spokesman alleged that there were plots to sustain the attacks with the intention to instill fear in the Judiciary to derail the cause of justice.

“This justifies PDP’s demand for live coverage of the tribunal proceeding as party members would have been watching at home instead of going to the premises,” he said.

Ologunagba said the PDP was not taking its eyes off the fact that the process of the 2023 presidential election was still ongoing at the Presidential Election Petitions Court and other election petitions tribunals across the country.

The party’s spokesman accused the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of plots to derail the cause of justice in the various election petition tribunals across the country.

“INEC’s objection to its evidence in court is to frustrate the court and derail the cause of justice,” he said, adding that any document certified by INEC could be tendered at the bar.

On the inauguration of the 10th National Assembly slated for June 13, Ologunagba said the PDP would deploy its number maximally to elect the leaders of the assembly.

The spokesman noted that opposition parties were the majority and that they would unite to elect the Speaker of the House of Representatives and President of the Senate from among themselves.

He said: “It is instructive to note that the opposition parties, put together, will form a strong majority in the National Assembly, and we are very mindful of that.

“The PDP leadership is working together with our members-elect and other opposition parties in the two chambers.

“Irrespective of the ongoing claims in the media, I want to inform you that the PDP has a clear direction which we hold close to our chest.

“Our members are united in that direction and it will show on the floor of both chambers of the National Assembly next Tuesday.

“In all, we do not discountenance the fact that the opposition parties have the majority in the National Assembly which we are ready to deploy maximally.”

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