The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Adams Oshiomhole, has written a letter to the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Yakubu Mahmood asking him to respect an alleged position said to have been taken by the Court of Appeal on a case involving the party in Zamfara State. The former governor of Edo State in his letter dated February 13, 2019, said that the judgment of the Appeal Court allowed his party to present candidates for elections in the state.
The letter, with reference number APC/NIDQ/INEC/19/019/08, was titled ‘submission of candidates in Zamafara State.’ His letter read, “I refer to our previous correspondence to you dated 25th January, 2019 in respect of our Party’s Candidates for Governorship, Deputy Governorship. Senate, House of Representatives and State House of Assembly in respect of the 2019 General Elections for Zamfara State. “We wish to inform you that the Court of Appeal, Sokoto Division on the 13th February, 2019 dismissed the Appeal of the Appellants challenging the judgment of the Trial Court delivered on 25th January, 2019.
“We therefore urge the Commission to give effect to the said judgment of the High Court of Justice, Zamfara State delivered on the 25th of January, 2019. “We look forward to you treating the matter with the urgency it requires. “Please find attached a Certified True Copy of the Enrolled Orders/Rulings of the Court of Appeal delivered on 13h February, 2019. “