PDP hails Nigerian judiciary over ruling on Jonathan’s 2015 bid

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The ruling party described the ruling as a victory for democracy.

The leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP has described the ruling by an Abuja High Court that President Goodluck Jonathan is constitutionally permitted to contest the 2015 presidential election as a victory for the Nigeria’s democracy.

An Abuja High Court, on Friday, ruled that the Mr. Jonathan was free to contest in 2015 after he completes his first term in office as president.

The PDP National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh, in a statement on Friday, said the judgment has put to rest debates on whether or not the president is constitutionally eligible to contest the 2015 election adding that it now depends on the party and Nigerians to decide when the time comes.

The party said the judiciary has also restated the freedom and right of every Nigerian to seek for any office under the constitution.

“This landmark ruling is yet another victory to the nation’s democracy. It has laid to rest the unnecessary debate on whether or not the President is constitutionally eligible to seek re-election in 2015.

“With the ruling, it is now left for the President, the PDP and the people to decide and not for some people to try to stop others from exercising their constitutionally guaranteed rights through intimidation and harassment,” the party said.

The PDP urged Nigerians to continue to be law abiding and resist all attempts by desperate politicians to truncate the system through the distortion of the facts of the law.

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