The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has expressed disappointed in the failure of the Chief Judge of Kaduna State to establish more Electoral tribunals to accommodate more cases, as well as the speedy determination of same.
The State PDP Chairman, Hon. Felix Hassan Hyat disclosed this during a press briefing held in Kaduna
Hon. Hyat said, having more tribunal is inevitable considering the limited time the electoral law provided.
He also said that his Party condemn in the strongest terms the faulty Kaduna State electoral law which was deliberately designed and signed into law by the Governor to serve as an instrument for electoral theft and subversion of the will of the People.
Hon. Hyat stressed that PDP
berates the wisdom of the Governor and his legal team for signing into law such a contemptuous document, especially given the claim of His Excellency, Mal. Nasir Elrufa’i of being a progressive democrat committed to improving our electoral process and jurisprudence.
He added that the introduction of the Electronic Voting Machines to improve the integrity of our elections have been jettisoned by the inability of the courts to determine malpractices and recover stolen mandates for aggrieved parties, and in this case the PDP.
Hon. Hyat further said PDP is also demanding the immediate review of the current electoral law, and for the full participation of the public and relevant stakeholders in the process to forestall future compromise of election outcomes using the courts, as it happened in the recent one.
“It is pertinent to note that the last review of the electoral law by the House of Assembly was shrouded in secrecy, and even after it was signed into law by the governor, getting a copy of the said law became a Herculean task.
” We also call on the good people of Kaduna State to rise up and condemn and also demand the immediate repeal of the state electoral law.
“Meanwhile, the PDP shall be meeting with its major stakeholders and a legal team to determine its next line of action. ” he said