PDP Alleges PEPT Delaying Release of Judgment Record 


Chuks Okocha in Abuja

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday raised the alarm over alleged undue delay by the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal to release the record of its judgment to enable the party and its Presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, file an appeal at the Supreme Court.

In a statement signed by the National Publicity Secretary of PDP, Kola Ologbondiyan, the party said, “Our party and millions of supporters across the country believe that the delay is a calculated attempt by some quarters to frustrate our appeal at the Supreme Court, where Nigerians have expressed confidence to get justice as well as restore the integrity of our judiciary, which has been eroded by the Tribunal.”

The statement said that it was instructive to state that the Court of Appeal was aware that the PDP and candidate have mandatory 14 days to appeal to the Supreme Court, yet it is delaying in releasing a judgment that was read for nine hours and which it wants the…

Source: Thisday Newspaper