Alhaji Abubakar Ibrahim

By Richard Elesho

Alhaji Abubakar Ibrahim, the claimant to the Kogi Peoples Democratic Party, PDP Governorship ticket which a Lokoja High Court Thursday declared as inconclusive has thanked his supporters and indicated readiness to appeal the judgement.

Abubakar, the frontline aspirant in the September 3rd 2019 primary election reacted to the judgement in a statement.

“I am completely dissatisfied with the said judgment and I have instructed my Lawyers to carefully study the judgment, 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,” he said.

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He said his view, “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 panel beating as done by the judge.

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“In conclusion, I humbly urge all my teaming supporters and party faithful to remain calm and focus on this noble Cause as I am extremely hopeful to reclaim my mandate at the Court of Appeal.”