PDP, Ize-Iyamu Heads to Supreme Court
The Peoples Democratic Party in Edo State and its governorship candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu have declared their decision to head for the Supreme Court against the Court of Appeal judgment upholding the election of Edo State governor, Godwin Obaseki.
Ize-Iyamu told newsmen after the Court of Appeal verdict that certain issues raised at the tribunal were yet to be addressed.
He said: “Until one is actually able to lay hands on the judgment and read, that is when one can make a fair comment.
“All we know is that our appeal and the cross appeal were dismissed. But the reasons are not known.
“By the time we lay hands on it, we will meet with our lawyers and our party leaders and take a decision.
“There were fundamental issues we raised against the tribunal’s judgment.
“There are things it said that we believe cannot stand the test of time.
“We are not bound to depend only on corrupt practices to prove our point. Non-compliance is a ground in the Electoral Act, and we depended on it.”
State Chairman of the PDP, Chief Dan Orbih, said nothing would stop the party from appealing against the appellate court’s judgment.
His words: “I was in court and we were waiting anxiously to hear their verdict, but what we got was a very brief statement saying that they had dismissed the appeal. They did not give the reasons for their judgement.
“But on the strength of our case to the Appeal Court, I believe that there is nothing that will stop us from going to the Supreme Court? to see that justice is done in this case.”