PDP calls for postponement of Ondo election

Senator Ahmed Makarfi-led national caretaker committee’s faction of the Peoples Democratic Party is calling for the postponement of the November 26 governorship election in Ondo State.

The Court of Appeal Panel led by Justice Ibrahim Salauwa, which was set up to determine the appeals filed by Makarfi and Jegede against the judgment given by Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court, which INEC relied on to pick Mr. Jimoh Ibrahim, adjourned all proceedings indefinitely.

But National Publicity Secretary of the National Caretaker Committee, Prince Dayo Adeyeye, has said the election should be postponed untill the court determined the true candidate of the party.

Adeyeye alleged that, “We call on all well meaning Nigerians to urge the All Progressives Congress-led Federal Government to desist from the use of organs of the Nigerian state as a tool with which to subvert the will of the Nigerian people.

“At this point, we must urge all Nigerians to hold the Federal Government, INEC, APC and the Jimoh Ibrahim group for any consequences of the dangerous games that they have chosen to play with the Nigerian people.

“The judiciary is seen as the last hope of the common man. When the freedom and independence of the judiciary to further the course of justice is tampered with, people often resort to self help.

“We call on INEC to postpone the elections pending the determination of the suit before the Supreme Court. We make this call against the backdrop of the fact that INEC is a party to the suit before the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court and is well aware of the steps taken by certain parties to the suit to frustrate the course of justice.”

Adeyeye added that the call for the postponement of the election against the backdrop of the fact that INEC also postponed the Edo State governorship election and recently postponed the Rivers rerun elections.

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