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APC's Onslaught On The Judiciary, A Recipe For Anarchy – PDP

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says the on-going orchestrated

onslaught on the judiciary and officers in the sacred temple of justice

by the All Progressives Congress (APC) is an integral part of the larger

APC ideology which borders essentially on “the negation and destruction

of constitutional and democratic institutions in quest for an order

whose promise is doom for the nation.”
A statement by the National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Chief Olisa

Metuh, Sunday, said the ceaseless torrents of attacks and denigration of

the executive arm of federal government by the APC as well as the

legislative gerrymandering whose intention is to cause confusion in the

National Assembly and the renewed battle by the party on the judiciary

are concrete elements of political nihilism.
“Why is weird anarchism an option for the APC? Consistently, this party

has attacked and denigrated the executive and Nigerians excused it on

the desperation of a political party that claims an alternative. It then

took on the legislature where its crisis recipe in gerrymandering has

yielded no result. Now, the APC is on a renewed aggression on the

judiciary. Why is nihilism the APC preferred option?”

The statement further said it was unfortunate the APC was waging such a

battle whose tragic consequences on the institutions of democracy were

well known while at the same time jamming the political space with its

pretensions on democracy. “Wherever the APC is drawing this inspiration

or motivation is surely far from the continent of democracy and right

within the conclave of dictatorship. The APC is doing everything to

scuttle democracy,” the PDP argued.
The party further expressed worry that the frequent penchant of the APC

to blackmail judicial officers, paint them as inept and compromised

where it fails to secure its bidding and turn a defender of the same

institution when the reverse is the case, has been a running streak in

the APC whose component metamorphosis, the ACN denoted a chilling tale

of corrupt influence in the judicial victory of two governorship seats

in the South West .
The PDP added that the rush by the party to castigate the ruling of the

Federal High Court presided over by Justice Adeniyi Ademola on the

defection of some PDP members in the House of Representatives to the APC

as well as its scathing criticism of the National Judicial Council over

the suspension of the Chief Judge of Rivers State, clearly gave away the

simmering impatience of the APC with the democratic order.

“Nigerians had expected the acclaimed champions of democracy to

quietly exploit the appeal option instead of resorting to statements

meant to promote civil disobedience and lawlessness,” saying the latter

day attempt by the party to tone down its disdain for the judiciary by

blaming the media for what it called misrepresentation of Justice

Ademola's judgement does not hold water .
“But the APC can still turn a new leaf by borrowing from the PDP. It is

not late. Our great party shall continue to uphold the sanctity of our

democratic institutions as it is incumbent on all who genuinely believe

in democracy to defend and promote it. The alternative is anarchy, the

route the APC appears decided on.”