judgment to the party and its candidate, Atiku Abubakar.
The PDP said the tribunal was holding on to the judgment in order to
frustrate the appeal process at the Supreme Court.
The party, in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola
Ologbondiyan, alleged that the delay was a calculated attempt from some
quarters to frustrate the PDP’s case.
Ologbondiyan said, “It is instructive to state that the Court of Appeal
is aware that our party and candidate have mandatory 14 days to appeal
to the Supreme Court, yet it is delaying in releasing a judgment that
was read for nine hours and which it wants the public to believe it
“Our party fears that this development is lending credence to suspicion
in the public space that the judgment is being tampered with and altered
in the name of correcting errors, knowing that there is no way the
verdict can stand the scrutiny of the Supreme Court.
“The PDP, therefore, demands the immediate release of the record of
judgment as delivered by the tribunal without any form of alteration.”