By David Olalekan.
The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, has lamented what he described as injustice meted out to the people of Zamfara State, following the Supreme Court judgement which nullified the election of all APC candidates in the state who were initially declared winners of the election.
Oshiomhole disclosed this while addressing the press at the APC national Secretariat in Abuja yesterday after the meeting of the party’s National Working Committee (NWC).
He explained that the Supreme Court should have called for a repeat of the elections rather than impose total strangers on the people of Zamfara.
In reaction to the APC’s votes being refered to as wasted votes by the apex court, Oshiomhole stressed that at the time of the election, a High Court had ruled that the party’s candidates were validly nominated.
“There is something I learnt from Lord Denning, a famous British Supreme Court Justice that the law has to be interpreted taken into account the intention of the lawmakers, and try to deliver justice in its purest form.
“So, there is no justice when on grounds of technicalities, you impose on the people of Zamfara, not just a man or a woman, but a whole party candidates from Governor to Senate and others that they didn’t elect.
“If the court thought we were wrong, justice would have demanded that we repeat, but you cannot use technicalities because we are in a democracy.
He further stated that since the party could not appel the Supreme Court’s ruling, they would take their case to God.
“There is nothing democratic when the court imposing strangers to govern a people, but we understand that after the Supreme Court, we can only take our case to the Court of God, to that extent we must obey the Court,” he said.
He strongly opined that the court’s ruling did not translate to justice, taking into cognizance how the people of Zamfara voted for the APC in the election.