Plateau Youths Protest Over Tribunal and Appeal Court Judgements Against PDP Members

Plateau Youths Protest Over Tribunal and Appeal Court Judgements Against PDP Members

In a show of discontent, hundreds of Plateau youths, women, and children have taken to the streets of Jos, the state capital, to protest against recent tribunal and Appeal Court judgements.

These judgements resulted in the removal of state and National Assembly members elected under the banner of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The protesters, aggrieved by the court rulings, expressed their opposition by blocking major roads and demanding justice.

Protesters Reject Court Verdicts

The protesters voiced their rejection of the recent court verdicts, which saw the sacking of several PDP members elected to the National Assembly.

Among those affected was Simon Mwadkwon, the Senate Minority Leader. The demonstrators perceived these judgements as a targeted attack on the PDP and its elected representatives.

Road Blockades and Demonstrations

The protesters took to the streets and blocked the busy Jos-Abuja Highway, causing substantial traffic disruptions and leaving travelers stranded.

At the Mararaba Jamaa Roundabout, a prominent location in Jos, protesters gathered, singing anti-judiciary songs and burning tires on the road. They carried placards with various inscriptions, emphasizing the importance of the ballot and calling for justice in the electoral process.

Accusations Against the APC

The protesters accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) of utilizing the Appeal Court to usher unpopular candidates, previously rejected by the electorate during the 2023 general elections, into positions of power through legal means.

This allegation reflects the widespread belief that the court decisions favored the APC at the expense of the PDP.

Appeal to the National Judicial Council

In response to the court verdicts, another group of protesters gathered at Old Airport Road, calling for the intervention of the National Judicial Council in all cases involving the PDP and its candidates from Plateau. These demonstrators denounced the court rulings and demanded a fair and just resolution.

Conclusion

The protests in Plateau reflect the deep-seated discontent among PDP supporters and Plateau residents over the recent court decisions.

The demonstrations underscore the significance of electoral justice and the challenges faced by political parties and their members when court rulings are perceived as unfavorable.

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