APPEAL COURT VERDICT: PDP CHALLENGES ACN'S BRIBERY ALLEGATION
Kwara State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has challenged the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) to prove its bribery allegation against the party over the Appeal Court verdict that upheld Senator Abubakar Bukola Saraki's victory and other candidates.
The PDP said as a party that believes in the rule of law, it considers such outburst as reckless and unbecoming of a party like the ACN 'whose stock in trade is falsehood and propaganda.'
''PDP will use all available lawful means to protect her hard-earn image and would not be part of those elements determined to damage the reputation of the judiciary through cheap blackmail.
'We challenge the party to come up with their facts, failure to do so we would take appropriate legal action in a competent court of law, as we would resist any attempt by a sinking political party to drag our party's honour and reputation into the mud.
'The party wishes to appeal to the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Dahiru Musdapher, and National Judicial Council of Nigeria (NJC) to disregard the call by ACN that the judgement delivered in favour of PDP should be probed because ACN was absent in the court.'
It asked the leadership of ACN to substantiate its claim or withdraw the alleged claimed that PDP members in court had said the party allegedly settled members of the Appeal Panel before the judgement. 'Failure to do so, we would have no option than seek legal redress in court,' PDP said.