The Peoples Democratic Party legal team in Plateau State has given assurances that her Governorship Election Petition alongside the Legislative Houses petitions are firmly rooted in the Tribunal, and are not subject to ongoing rumbling within the Party but shielded from partisanship and factionalisation.
In a release by Sunny Gabriel Odey Esq., the lead counsel to the PDP, he said the Lawyers remain focused and committed to professionalism so as to achieve result-oriented outcomes for the benefit of all party men, women and the youths.
“We shall succeed, by God’s grace, to retrieve Gen. Jeremiah Useni’s stolen mandate and return PDP to Government House, Little Rayfield. Meanwhile, we maintain absolute neutrality. We also advocate reconciliation and Party unity.”
Sunny Gabriel Odey further said most of the Lawyers are too deeply entrenched in the affairs of PDP such that our commitment and patriotism cannot be denominated in monetary terms.
“All the PDP petitions at the two Election Tribunals are founded on solid grounds as required by the Electoral Act and the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (both as amended). So, NO SHAKING.
Our assurances of neutrality and commitment to serve and propel our great Party to assured victory are genuinely founded on, and activated by patriotic zeal.
The agitations and tantrums are not unexpected in a large family that PDP represents, especially at a time such as this when a few things have gone wrong resulting in the hijack and thievery of our mandate which the people of Plateau State massively gave to the Party. The anger, frustration and the attendant pain and despondency arising therefrom is therefore understandable.
We know how these politicians play their game, and you can bet that soon, very soon they’ll regroup and reconcile themselves and carry on as if nothing had happened. From history and experience, they throw ‘punches’ at each other publicly but return to the dining table to wine and dine together, they align and realign, and they keep no permanent enemies.
We call upon stakeholders to rise up to the occasion by bringing all parties concerned to a roundtable for dialogue on the way forward, and to prevent things from falling apart.
The lawyers remain focussed, and nothing can distract our attention from the work we’re doing for the Party and it’s candidates at the various courts and tribunals.
It is NO RETREAT, NO SURRENDER.