APC accuses PDP, LP of seeking court orders to prevent announcement of presidential election results.
The Tinubu/Shettima Presidential Campaign Council has accused the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and Labour Party (LP) of shopping for court orders to stop the announcement of presidential election results and throw the country into a constitutional crisis.
The campaign council made this accusation on Monday through its chairman and Minister of Labor for the state, Festus Keyamo.
He said, “We have it on good authority that the People’s Democratic Party and the Labour Party have perfected plans to finally scuttle our democracy and throw the country into a constitutional crisis by surreptitiously obtaining ex parte court orders stopping the announcement of the Presidential Election results, which they fear have gone against them.”
According to Keyamo, the walkout the two opposition parties staged at the National Collation Center was just a precursor to executing the plan.
Keyamo said Nigerians would recall that the June 12, 1993, debacle that brought Nigeria to its knees and caused the country international isolation was precipitated by a court injunction stopping the announcement of presidential election results.
He added that the court order was obtained by a certain Association for Better Nigeria then headed by one Chief Authur Nzeribe, stressing that it is exactly what Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and Mr. Peter Obi want to foist on the nation again because of their inordinate ambitions.
He said, “We wish to draw the attention of Nigerians, the judiciary, and the world to the provisions of Section 84 (15) of the Electoral Act, which prohibit the grant of injunctions to stop the holding of elections (which includes the declaration of results).“