Addressing newsmen at the end of the caucus meeting, spokesman of the party, Kola Ologbondiyan said PDP would align with its Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar in his quest to “reclaim his mandate,” following his decision to go to court to contest the outcome of the polls.
He said, “The caucus noted the role of the military in the February 23 election and resolved that we will report the action of the military through a petition to UN as well as other global democratic institutions on the role of our military in the Feb 23 election.
“Caucus further raised issues about the harassment, intimidation and cajoling of our members on the plot by the presidency as well as All Progress Congress, APC to intimidate former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and the resolve of the PDP to go to court by insisting, blackmailing and saying that he should not go to court. We insist that our party and our candidate have resolved to seek legal redress on the stolen mandate.”
According Kola, the party’s caucus also “commended Nigerians for refusing the harassment, intimidation and militarization of the electoral process and participating in the election but noted that the mandate that was freely given to our candidate was stolen and as such, the party and the candidate jointly resolved to go to the tribunal and reaching the end of what is permissible within our legal system to get back our mandate on behalf of Nigerians.”
The party, according to the publicity scribe, also resolved to appeal the judgement of the Federal High court sitting in Kano which nullified the candidacy of the PDP governorship flag bearer, Abba Yusuf.
The party further decried the “militarization of the South-South and the rigging which the APC is plotting ahead of the election,” even as it urged Nigerians to come out en masse and participate in the governorship elections.