The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has congratulated President Goodluck Jonathan over Tuesday’s ruling by the Court of Appeal, which upheld his eligibility to contest the 2015 Presidential election.
The PDP National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh, said the court ruling represents a positive step towards Jonathan’s impending, overwhelming victory at the polls, come March 28.
The party described the verdict as “victory for democracy and the rule of law, especially in protecting the inalienable rights of eligible citizens to freely participate in the electoral process without any form of hindrance”.
The Party added that the development had helped to enrich the Judiciary and further aided the nation’s democratic evolution.
The PDP also applauded Jonathan for always remaining focused and upholding democratic principles, which enable Nigerians to operate in an environment that allows for full expression of fundamental rights.
Commending the Judiciary for its stabilising role in the polity, the PDP urged its members and supporters across the country to close ranks and stand on the platform of this judicial victory to intensify efforts for eventual electoral victory.