The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors Forum has taken a swipe at the All Progressives Congress (APC) for allegedly disobeying the court ruling issued against 37 defecting members of the House of Representatives.
The Forum also described the persistent refusal of those members, who defected from PDP to APC to vacate their seats in the National Assembly as ordered by an Abuja Federal High Court as a clear contempt of court, saying it was a display of lack of respect for the country’s constitution.
This was contained in a communiqué issued at the end of the Forum’s meeting held in Dutse, Jigawa State and read to the press by its chairman and Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Godswill Akpabio.
The forum also expressed satisfaction with the high court ruling which asked all defected members to vacate their seats, describing the ruling as a victory for the country’s democracy.
However, the forum condemned incessant killing of innocent people and destruction of properties by insurgents, who are masquerading as Fulani herdsmen and also commiserated with families of the victims as well as the affected states.
On the forthcoming governorship elections in Ekiti and Osun States respectively, the PDPGF resolved to work for the success of the party’s candidates – Ayo Fayose (Ekiti) and Senator Iyiola Omisore (Osun) in the elections.
The Forum also appealed to those who lost out in the different primaries that produced both Fayose and Omisore to support the party.