Alleged Bribery: PDP Demands Investigation of Tribunal Judges in Zamfara

In Zamfara State, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has denounced the All Progressives Congress’ alleged plot to sway the election petition tribunal’s yet-to-be-announced ruling in its favor.

Speaking to reporters in Gusau, the PDP’s acting state chairman, Mukhtar Muhammad Lugga, claimed that the All Progressives Congress,APC, intended to make the state impossible for the PDP to rule over.

“The State APC has been blackmailing all the activities of the ruling party in the state. The APC does not want peace to reign in the state”, he alleged.

The PDP Chairman alleged that, “in a widely circulated audio recording, a staunch APC supporter, Malam Anas Anka, the managing director of Thunder Blowers, an online TV station, openly boasted how he was contacted by the former Governor Abdulaziz Yari.

“In the same vein, the audio clip revealed that Anas Anka was making damning allegations on the judiciary, particularly the judges of the state election tribunal who he said were induced to issue advance judgement in favour of APC”.

“We have directed our lawyers to immediately file an appeal with the hope that the judiciary will seize the opportunity to correct any potential reason for miscarriage of justice that may have gone unnoticed.”

Lugga, who also doubles as the Chief of staff to Governor Lawal said his party has called on the National Judicial Council, NJC to order a full investigation on the allegations of foul play on the part of the judges of the Tribunal as levelled against them by Anas Anka.

The State PDP Acting Chairman also appealed to the DSS to invite the Managing Editor of the Thunder Blowers online for questioning and retrieval of the yet to be announced judgements he claims to have in his possession on the outstanding cases of governorship and State House of Assembly petitions currently at the Tribunal.

The party also called on former Governor Abdulaziz Yari to, as a matter of urgency, clear his name from the allegations of bribery, financial inducement and corruption levelled against him by Anas Anka.