Princess Senator Stella Oduah, has expressed gratitude to God, Nigerians and her supporters all over the country following her victory in the Supreme Court.
This was contained in a press statement by Cynthia Ferdinand, the press secretary to Senator Stella Oduah.
Oduah disclosed this after listening to the Apex Court’s ruling reinstating that she and other lawmakers from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP elections into the National Assembly remains valid as the case is not within the courts jurisdiction to clarify its ruling. She described her victory as a victory for democracy and the Nigerians at large while congratulating her colleagues.
She said:“I’m delighted that the Supreme Court has clearly stated that the issue of primaries was not included in the appeal that came before the verdict which was in our favour, states Supreme Court had ruled severally that only National Executive of a party can submit list to INEC.
“I want to thank Nigerians and everyone who has expressed support for I must say that this is a victory for democracy and Nigerians at large, the Judiciary without fear of favour or prejudice has allowed justice to be served. “In the spirit of service I will continue to serve the good people of Anambra North and the nation at large by making deliberations that will move our nation forward”
The Supreme Court, earlier today had dismissed the case filed by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC seeking clarification on whether to withdraw the certificate of return issued to Senator Stella Oduah, Andy Uba and other lawmakers of the PDP.
According to the Apex Court Justice J.N Okoro who ruled along side other four Judges “The court shall not review any judgement given by it, as stated in the court rules.
“The judgement of this Court is final as reflected in the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended. On the whole I hold the view that this court has no jurisdiction to entertain this motion from INEC, this matter is hereby stuck out.”
The court maintained that issues of primaries were not the case presented before it but issues regarding the leadership of the PDP.