2019 Presidency: CUPP, Supreme Court at war over Atiku’s appeal

Posted by Jacob Segun Olatunji | 16 October 2019 | 1,499 times

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The opposition Political Parties under the umbrella of “Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP)” on Tuesday expressed dismay over a statement credited to the Supreme Court in which the apex court descended heavily on the coalition for alerting Nigerians on issue of appointing Supreme Court justices that sit on presidential appeal since 1979.

In a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja by its Spokesperson, Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere, the Coalition pointed out that the action was a confirmation of an unholy alliance between the Apex court and the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC in the Appeal filed by the Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar in the last general election.

According to the Coalition, “the Supreme Court has by that statement is taken sides and has decided to join issues with the opposition perhaps because the supposed quiet plan and alliance with the APC led Federal Government had been botched.

”The CUPP and opposition have before now exposed the plan to alter the order of seniority which is used in appointing Supreme Court justices that sit on presidential appeal since 1979.

”We had insisted that the plan is to truncate the appeal filed by the Coalition consensus candidate and Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.

“It is noteworthy that the attack on CUPP by the highest court in the land came less than 24 hours after the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) issued its own statement in which it threw caution to the wind, fired a childish arrow at the grand opposition alliance and said unprintable things about the opposition while not addressing the issues raised and making claims of Nigeria being an imaginary one-party state.

“We know of a fact that it is not a coincidence that the two separate statements from the ruling party and the apex court came almost the same time. (Nigerian Tribune)

Source: News Express

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