The Generation Next Campaign Council has advised the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Plateau State to stay away from the APC governorship candidate Nentawe Yilwatda until after the election petition tribunal completes its sittings in the state as no out-of-court settlement will be entertained.
A statement issued in Jos by the spokesman, of Generation Next Campaign Council, Shittu Bamaiyi, dismissed rumours that talks are ongoing to stop the party from going to the tribunal.
According to him, no amount of pressure would stop the APC and its governorship candidate from challenging the outcome of the March 18th governorship election in the state.
He said the Electoral Act 2022 gives an aggrieved party the right to go to the tribunal where there is a perceived injustice or illegality during the election.
Shittu pointed out that, it is therefore not out of place for the APC and Nentawe to proceed to the tribunal to challenge the outcome of the election in the face of glaring electoral malfeasance perpetrated on that fateful day.
He said for the PDP to think that by exerting unnecessary pressure and sending emissaries would make the APC withdraw the case from the tribunal, is just a fallacy.
According to him, no amount of sugar–coated promises and enticements, would make the APC and its candidate betray the trust and confidence entrusted to them by the people of the state.
He advised the PDP to concentrate on its defence if at all it has any, rather than embarking on a wild goose chase which at end of the day will not yield any result.
Shittu said APC has harvested enough evidence and witnesses to present at the tribunal to prove that the governorship election was massively rigged in favour of the PDP.