PDP tells APC to clear the air on allegations of corruption against Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa

– The PDP has called on the APC to clear the air of allegations on corruption against Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa

– This comes after the APC yesterday had called out the PDP not to involve them in it sponsored media smear campaign over the President of the Court of Appeal

The opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party PDP in a statement released on Sunday have called out the ruling party, the All Progressive Congress APC to clear the air on allegations on corruption against the President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa.

According to a statement released by the PDP spokesperson, Kola Ologbondiyan, he urged the Presidency to do the needful on the allegations made against Justice Zainab.

Below is the full statement

The party says since the Buhari-led Presidency has alluded to issues of corruption against Justice Bulkachuwa, contrary to issues raised in the PDP petition bothering on bias, it behoves on the Presidency and the APC to make public, the corruption issues they have alluded to.

“The Presidency should also take a step further by pursuing these issues of corruption just as it did in its case of corruption allegations against the former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, instead of wickedly dragging our party into issues that have no bearing with the PDP.

“Now that the Presidency has informed the whole nation that Justice Bulkachuwa has issues of corruption, we challenge it to do the needful rather than engaging in shadow-boxing against our party.

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“Moreover, in the face of corruption allegations, as has now been exposed by the Presidency, the burden still lies on the same Presidency to come clean

“In doing that, the Presidency will be ranching on its established course, having hit the records of harassing and intimidating judicial officials; abuse of court processes and disregard for court orders.

“Our party holds that this Presidency’s fresh allegation of corruption now places a huge moral burden on Justice Bulkachuwa, particularly in her capacity as the President of the Court of Appeal.

“This is because, a judicial officer of such high standing must not only be above board but be seen to be above board at all times.

“Nevertheless, the PDP restates our demand for Justice Bulkachuwa to recuse herself from the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal, following the manifest bias in her opening address, ‘that no matter how well the election is conducted, there are bound to be complaints.’

“This is in addition to the fact that her husband, Hon. Adamu Mohammed
Bulkachuwa, is a frontline leader of the APC, which is a party in our case before the tribunal.

“With these developments, it is certain that there is no way the PDP can obtain justice with Justice Bulkachuwa in the panel.”

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