The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday raised the alarm about an alleged plot by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to compromise the Niger State governorship election tribunal.
In a statement signed by the Director of Communications, Umar Nasko Governorship Campaign Organisation, Yahaya Mohammed Usman, and made available to reporters in Minna, the PDP said: “We know for a fact that Niger State APC has made approaches through several fronts, including enrolling past judicial officers to link up to the panel members.
“While we in the PDP have tremendous confidence in the judiciary, we have no reason yet to suspect that the members have compromised in anyway or form. We have absolute confidence they will not.
“The suspicion of the PDP had been further reinforced by persistent claims by some leaders of the APC, who have continued to insist that nothing will come out of the tribunal, we have power and will do as we want.”
He, however, said that the PDP “will continue to build a water-tight case that will ensure that our stolen mandate is recovered and given back to the rightful owner.
“We are very much aware of all the electoral malpractices and electoral frauds perpetrated during the sham governorship election; at the commencement of sitting, all the facts will be tendered before their lordships.”
He called on the “tribunal members to remain resolute and ensure justice is served so as to write their names in gold.”