Edo State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), accused President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC) of using the judiciary to upturn election results in their own favor.
In a protest in Benin against Supreme Court’s ruling in the Imo State governorship election which lead to Hope Uzodinma, declared as winner, PDP Publicity Secretary, Chris Nehikhare, claimed that the judiciary upturned the election results in their own favor.
According to Nehikhare, the protest was aimed at strengthening the previous protests nationwide which rejected the Supreme Court’s misuse of justice ruling as well as selecting the need and demand of signing the Electoral Law Amendment, which will considerably remove electoral malpractices in Nigeria.
“That based on the extant amendments to the Electoral Law of 2015, Nigerians and Edo People are generally in agreement that when effected, the amended electoral law will ensure free and fair elections across the country, and therefore resolved to call on the president to sign into law the amended act, and avail Nigerians their universal adult suffrage as guaranteed by the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights,” he said.
Meanwhile, President Buhari has been called by the party, to sign the 2015 Electoral Act Amendment Bill into law before the Edo governorship election, scheduled for August.