Senate Minority Leader, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Abia South has warned against an imminent weakening of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC and other democratic agencies in the country.
According to him, if the Supreme Court keeps ruling out election results, a democratic agency like INEC will no longer be trustworthy in the country.
Senator Enyinnaya also said PDP should not take the recent removal of Emeka Ihedioha to heart because this current dark hour will pass.
He added that PDP has to take the decision in good faith to safeguard the sanctity of institutions of governance.
His words, “What it means is that results from security agencies like Civil defense, Army, Navy and even community ones like Hisba, JTF et al, will be more sacrosanct and acceptable than the official INEC tabulation.”
“How many Houses of Assembly members in Imo State did APC produce in the Election that was held on the same day as this governorship election in question? Can someone refresh us…? PDP won 13 seats, AA 8, APGA 6, and APC won 0 seats out of a total 27 seats.
“And now by this Judgement, the APC that did not win any seat in the House of Assembly in the election that was held and collated the same day ..won the Imo State Governorship Election at the Supreme Court. APC should not gloat.
“These are times that make hearts and wills falter. But as the Holy book says …this too shall pass away. For our friend and brother Emeka Ihedioha, courage is the name. This will also pass away.
“Your valedictory speech is heartwarming. It shows that there will be a rosy tomorrow from today’s despondency. For all of us in the PDP, this is not a time for blames. When men are bent on evil, they will not stop, but ultimately the will of the people shall prevail.”