The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has lambasted the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr Adams Oshiomhole, for attempting to politicise the judgment of the Supreme Court on the Imo State governorship election, despite evident consensus by the generality of Nigerians for a review.
The party described as loathsome, that Oshiomhole could resort to hauling insults and “gutter language” on Nigerians, including PDP leaders, in his desperate bid to divert public attention from the “perversion of justice” by the Supreme Court in favour of the APC.
In a statement on Saturday by the spokesman for the PDP, Kola Ologbondiyan, the party said Oshiomhole was desperate to blur public agitation against injustice.
The PDP accused the APC of being in league with the Justice Mohammed Tanko-led Supreme Court in perverting justice in the Imo governorship election judgment, as well as the heinous plots to use the apex court to take over other PDP-controlled states of Bauchi, Sokoto, Adamawa and Benue.
“The PDP is aware of why Oshiomhole has suddenly become the mouthpiece of the Supreme Court.
“We have reliable information that certain Justices of the Court have been blaming APC leaders and the Presidency for compromising and dragging them into the disgraceful plots; the reason Oshiomhole now desperately seeks to politicise the issue and divert public attention as a stop-gap measure.
“This attempt is indeed dead on arrival as the PDP, standing with the generality of Nigerians and lovers of democracy all over the world, will not relent in mobilising the citizens in pursuit of an end to this and many other injustices that pervade our nation presently.
“Of course, Oshiomhole and Justice Tanko Mohammed are reminded that, as stated by Thomas Jefferson, ‘when injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty”, the party said.
The main opposition party vowed that nothing, not even the ranting of a character like Adams Oshiomhole, can stop over 180 million Nigerians from speaking out against injustice, particularly at the Supreme Court, as an injustice to one is an injustice to all.
The PDP said it’s however not surprising that the chairman of the APC could only resort to hauling insults instead of addressing the issues.
Continuing, the party said, “Apparently, Oshiomhole thinks that by championing injustice and promoting impunity in his party and its government, he will escape his journey to jail for allegedly looting billions of naira belonging to Edo state, when he was governor.
“Nigerians can recall that since Oshiomhole found his way as National Chairman of APC, he has contributed nothing to the development of politics and democracy, except promoting injustice, encouraging looting, fuelling crisis and violence, elevating thuggery as a talent and fouling our public space with gutter language, hate speech, meddling and quarrelling.
“We are not surprised because his former lieutenants have told the world that thuggery is his area of strength in politics.
“However, we counsel Oshiomhole to learn that politics is about respect for the rule of law and good governance. It is different from thuggery and quarrelling, which he has now become notorious for.
“Indeed, the PDP agrees no less with the description already in the public, that the minds of certain individuals are as their outward looks”.
The party vowed not to be distracted by a “political thug” who can only find space in a party like the APC where “hoodlums, fraudsters, certificate forgers and compromisers of the courts” are critical stakeholders.
It added that in spite of all the attacks, the PDP will still not be deterred but will remain focus with the generality of Nigerians in its irrevocable determination to take all steps necessary to reverse the injustice on Imo, as well as stop the APC on its trail to use the Supreme Court to take over states lawfully won by the PDP.
The party said it would not stop its demand for the review and reversal of the injustice done in the Imo State governorship election by the Supreme Court. “On this, we stand”.