Governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have expressed hopes the Supreme Court will do justice to the verdict of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal.
The PDP Governors’ Forum threw their weight behind the party’s bid to challenge the ruling of the Tribunal which dismissed the petition of the party and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar Daily Post reports. .
In a statement issued on Sunday by the forum which was signed and released to newsmen by the chairman, Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State, the governors called on the apex court to “re-write that history by ensuring that such stains and tar are removed from our judicial archives” so as “to save our nation and the future of Nigerians yet unborn”.
The statement added, “After painstakingly and prudently understudying the line after line tenets of the judgment, several holes were picked and countless anomalies identified by us.
“We would be doing a greater disservice and moral injustice to our party, our democracy and Nigerians in general if we turn blind eyes, swallow such bile and applaud that rape of justice.
“The judgment, to say the least, has further painted our judiciary with darker colours, only this time around with a never-before-seen blemished coat of tar.
“However, we are hopeful that the Supreme Court will re-write that history by ensuring that such stains and tar are removed from our judicial archives.
“The apex court should know that its integrity is at stake and in order to avoid it been shredded to particles, must employ all known technicalities to save our nation and the future of Nigerians yet unborn from a development that may further make us a perpetual laughing stock amongst the comity of nations. And Nigerians are very hopeful that these wrongs will be righted.
“Without any iota of trepidation, it is most paramount for us to once more restate and reconfirm our undiluted loyalty, deserving support and maximum commitment to our great party and the Atiku-Obi presidential ticket. This is our stand, now and in the future. Posterity would judge us harshly if we did otherwise.”