More than 400 delegates elected from 168 electoral wards in Taraba State, under the umbrella of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), have rejected the decision of an Appeal Court, sitting in Yola, dismissing its petition seeking to declare all candidates selected in the Abuja sham primary election of the party illegal.
The appellate court, on Wednesday, dismissed the Taraba PDP delegates appeal to declare all PDP candidate in the last election illegal and order a fresh primary election.
Spokesperson of the PDP delegates and a delegate from Gassol Local Government Area, Bala Ahmed, said that the judgment failed to meet delegates rights to lawfully elect candidates that would represent the party in an election.
Ahmed said that its disturbing that the appeal was not allowed based on its merit but was struck out based on technical ground, saying the delegates would seek justice at the Supreme Court.
“There were several allegations that the state governor moved several millions to Yola; we are now forced to believe that the judgment was bought over with money – money that should have been used to pay workers’ salaries was spent by Taraba Government to sustain their illegality against PDP delegates and members”, Ahmed said.