We, the staffers of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), called you here today to intimate you of our collective decisions to once again, join with other Nigerians that voted for our Presidential Candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, to demand the restoration of our mandate.
Nigerians across the board came out en masse on Saturday, February 23, 2019, and voted for the PDP Presidential Candidate, but the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), in collaboration with the ruling Party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), rigged the election in favour of President Muhammadu Buhari.
We will not allow some individuals in the country to hijack the collective will of the majority of Nigerians. We know and we are aware that Nigerians are tired of the misrule of the APC and its Presidential Candidate, Muhammadu Buhari.
We are tired with the state of insecurity in the country; we are tired with the poor state of our economy; we are tired with this nepotic government; we are tired with the situation where the majority of our citizens are living in IDP camps as if we are in a state of war. Nigerians are tired.
We are also aware that the President of the Court of Appeal and Chairperson of the 2019 Presidential Election Petition Tribunal, Justice Zainab Ahmed Bulkachuwa is the wife of Ahmed Mohammad Bulkachuwa, the Senator-elect on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), representing Bauchi North Senatorial District. This is completely unacceptable. We therefore fully support the call by the National Working Committee (NWC) of our Party to demand that she recuse herself immediately from the panel.
Finally, we call on the judiciary to continue to remain on the side of the people. As the saying goes, the Judiciary is the last hope of the common man. It is therefore imperative on the Nigerian Judiciary to stand up to its statutory responsibility as the final arbiter for any dispute and do what is just in the eyes of the law and in line with the mood of Nigerians.
Judiciary…Save our democracy!
Mr. Innocent Nwankwo,
Chairman, PDP Staff Welfare Committee
for and on behalf of the PDP Staff Welfare Committee