Idris Abubakar, who claimed to have won the Kogi Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, governorship ticket, said he will appeal the judgment of a Court sitting in Lokoja, which on Thursday, declared that the party had no candidate in the Kogi Governorship election.
as inconclusive has indicated that he will appeal the judgement.
Abubakar, the eldest son of a past governor of Kogi, Ibrahim Idris (Ibro), came third at the end of the second round of the PDP primary of September 3rd 2019.
The process was however, disrupted when gunmen stormed the Lokoja Confluence Stadium venue, following which Musa Wada was announced winner at the end of counting at another venue and subsequently declared the party’s flag bearer for the November 16, 2019 governorship election in the state.
The Nation recalls that Idris later approached the court to challenge Wada’s emergence as the party’s flag bearer, asking that he be declared as winner of the primary.
Reacting to the ruling, he said: “I am completely dissatisfied with the said judgment and I have instructed my lawyers to carefully study it, both in content and in context, and advise me accordingly on the next and necessary line of action which definitely will include filing notice and grounds of appeal immediately.
“The judge sadly descended into the arena, jettisoned my legitimate claims and reliefs and substituted his own. None of the parties in the suit sought the reliefs granted by the honourable court.
“The judgment or order, nullifying the PDP primaries held on the 3rd and 4th of September, 2019, as pronounced or rendered by the said honourable court was done gratuitously and therefore, in my humble opinion, liable to be set aside.
“The reliefs sought by me, as a claimant, was unambiguously clear, straightforward and pointed and admits of no variance or panelbeating as done by the judge.
“In conclusion, I humbly urge all my teaming supporters and party faithful to remain calm and focused on this noble cause, as I am extremely hopeful of reclaiming my mandate at the Court of Appeal.”