Edo 2020: PDP berates APC over request to transfer cases to Abuja | Dailytrust

Edo 2020: PDP berates APC over request to transfer cases to Abuja

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus
The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo State has chided the All Progressives Congress (APC) over its letter requesting the transfer of the five cases, bordering on the September 19 governorship election in the state to Abuja.

APC had, in a petition marked FHC/B/C569/2020, requested the transfer of its ongoing cases at the Benin Division of the Federal High Court to Abuja.

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In the petition, the party alleged bias of the judges and that they would not get justice.

Addressing journalists on Thursday in Benin, PDP state publicity secretary, Chris Nehikhare, said the cases had been running in the Benin Division of the Federal High Court.

According to him, it is a dangerous practice for litigants to select the particular courts that they want their cases to be heard, and which they believe will give them favourable judgments.

Nehikhare said: “This portends great danger to our democracy and society and an attempt by the APC to arm-twist the judiciary and force judges to bow to their tune.”

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