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PDP set for emergency meeting over Tribunal results

By Premium Times

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has called an emergency meeting of the party’s national caucus to discuss what it calls “the current onslaught against the party and its candidates in the last general elections, by the APC-led Federal Government”.

The PDP National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh, in a statement on Monday said the caucus, which will meet on Thursday will focus on the “unrelenting schemes” by the APC and its Federal Government to use some “unpatriotic elements” in the judiciary to advance their plot to take over states won by the PDP, particularly Rivers, Akwa-Ibom, Delta, Taraba and Abia states.

The governorship election tribunals have so far delivered judgments on elections in Rivers, Akwa Ibom and Delta state.
While Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers was sacked by the tribunal which sat in Abuja for security reasons, the Akwa Ibom tribunal ordered rerun elections in 18 local governments of the state.
It however, allowed the PDP governor, Udom Emmanuel to remain in office.

The Delta State tribunal on Monday validated the election of PDP’s Ifeanyi Okowa as the governor of Delta state.
In his statement, Mr. Metuh said the national caucus meeting “is in furtherance of the decision of the leadership of the party to fully activate its structures in stiff resistance to the manipulations, coercions and threats of the APC-led government, and in line with the unbending determination by the party not to, in any way whatsoever surrender any mandate freely given it to by the people at any level across the country, no matter the pressure”.

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