[Bayelsa/Kogi] PDP NWC backs court action against election results


The National Working Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party on Wednesday confirmed the decisions of the governorship candidates of the party in Kogi State, Mr Musa Wada; and in Bayelsa State, Mr Douye Diri, to challenge at the election petitions tribunal, the result of the November 16 governorship elections as declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission.

The PDP National Publicity Secretary, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan, stated that the NWC also reviewed the roles played by INEC and security agencies, adding that the PDP National Chairman, Uche Secondus, would on Thursday (today) address a world press conference on the deliberations of the NWC.

Ologbondiyan said, “We deliberated on the elections in Kogi and Bayelsa states and the highest level of the party led by the national chairman, will formally address the world on Thursday (today).

“We have taken the decision of going to court but beyond that, we are going to take other measures which the national chairman will address.

“The issue of President Goodluck Jonathan did not come up at this meeting and it was not discussed. You must know about the procedures and processes in our party. If we do not have a report or an issue before us, we cannot delve into. As we speak now, we do not have any matter concerning President Jonathan before the party.

“The national chairman is not under any pressure (to resign) except the fact that we believe that democracy is gradually being killed by this government and we believe that as the main opposition party we have a responsibility to salvage democracy.”

Meanwhile, the PDP caucus in the Senate on Wednesday also rejected the Bayelsa and Kogi governorship elections’ results.

The senators, led by the Minority Leader of the Senate, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, made the rejection known at a news conference in Abuja.