Nasarawa State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party has rejected the verdict of the Appeal Court sacking David Ombugadu from the governorship seat.
The party, in a statement on Thursday, disagreed with the Appeal Court verdict which set aside the Nasarawa State Election Petition Tribunal Judgment and affirmed Sule Abdullahi as the governor of the state.
The state chairman of the party, in a statement he signed, stressed that the party respects the judiciary and the rule of law.
He expressed optimism that the decision by the Court of Appeal does not align with the facts presented during the tribunal proceedings, according to Leadership.
Orogu said its legal team has identified significant grounds for appeal that it believes warrant a review of the judgment by the Supreme Court.
The statement reads in part: “Our party will be filing an appeal to the Supreme Court seeking a fair and thorough review of the judgement of the Court of Appeal. We have confidence in the legal system and are optimistic that justice will prevail.
“The PDP in Nasarawa State remains committed to upholding the democratic process and ensuring that the voice of the people is accurately represented. We continue to assert that the election results, as initially determined by the election tribunal, are a true reflection of the will of the people of Nasarawa State.
“We urge our teeming supporters, party faithful, and the general public to remain calm and maintain confidence in the democratic institutions and the judicial system of our great country.”
He said while the party wonders and panders on the magic judgement of the appeal court of our great country Nigeria it appreciates the support and solidarity shown by its members throughout this period.”
He, however, urged the party members and supporters to consider the judgment as a temporary setback.
“The struggle for justice requires resilience and patience. The PDP in Nasarawa State is resolute in its commitment to the principles of democracy and the pursuit of justice for the people,” he added.