Friday, September 9, 2011

CPC May Drop Petition Against Jonathan - Akaas to Head Tribunal

Daily Trust
8 September 2011

Leaders of the Congress for Progressive Change will meet tomorrow in Abuja to consider withdrawing the party's petition against the election of President Goodluck Jonathan because of what top party officials called loss of confidence in the judiciary, Daily Trust learnt yesterday.

The National Executive Committee of the CPC will at the meeting review "latest developments" relating to the party's petition against the election of President Jonathan which on Tuesday suffered a setback at the Court of Appeal, senior party figures said.

Daily Trust learnt that foremost among the options to be discussed on Friday is the possibility of withdrawing the petition because many party leaders no longer believe that they will get justice from the judiciary.

When contacted, national secretary Buba Galadima and national publicity secretary Rotimi Fashakin confirmed that the CPC executives would meet on Friday but refused to categorically say if the election petition would be withdrawn. Both of them said it is one of the options on the table.

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