ON THE RECENT KATSINA STATE HIGH COURT JUDGEMENT CONCERNING THE STATE CONGRESS ELECTION, FOR KATSINA STATE HELD ON THE 27th JULY, 2020 IN SUIT NO. KTH/20/2020: NASIRU UMAR DUTSINMA V. PEOPLES DEMOCRATIC PARTY (PDP):
Good day gentlemen of the press. It Is my pleasure and great privilege to address you on the recent albeit ugly development pertaining to the leadership of the party, aftermath of a High Court judgment delivered on the 17″ day of December, 2020 wherein Court made certain pronouncements in the suit filed by NASIRU AR DUTSINMA V. PEOPLES DEMOCRATIC PARTY as per the five (5) reliefs granted by that Court.
You may wish to recall that since the judgment, the media social, print and electronic have been inundated with several reports many of which are counter-factual, distorted, concocted and fallacious peddled by charlatans and bigots acting the scripts of the party’s foes and antagonists of the fumbled and incompetent ruling party. In their mad rush to distort, prevaricate and falsify the import and purport of the judgment various unfounded and delusional elucidation and expositions were made by such double crossers and imposters in desperate bid to raise dust and blindfold gullible members of the general public who cared to listen.
…………in a short video clip made an unintelligent interpretation of the recent judgment where he blindly tried albeit unsuccessfully to elucidate the judgment according to his figment of imagination away from the true holding of the Court. Still laboring under their psychotic delusion, a phantom notice surfaced tagged “PDP A Gyara: Sanarwar Bayan Taro” written in Hausa language and making rounds in the social media purporting to be a communique after a meeting of nameless individuals cowardly timid and afraid to state their names and identities resolved to convene a meeting at the party’s at a future date.
Initially, the Katsina State Chapter of the Party under the Chairmanship of Hon. Salisu Yusuf Majigirl’s (Garkuwan Gabas) and the State Executive Committee’s stance on the malicious misinformation was to dismissed same for what it is a pack of lies. But however, because of the mischief the news is and has been making in the minds of unsuspecting public, the Party decided to clear the air and to put the records straight.
In the first instance, the Katsina State High Court judgment dated 17th day of December, 2020 is a declaratory judgment. The declaratory judgment or order given by the Court merely declares the rights of the parties and Is dormant Beyond that, it has not force of execution and cannot therefore be obeyed. This position was eloquently stated by Tobi JCA in ALBION CONST. LTD. V. RAO INVESTMENT PRO LTD. (1992) 1 NWLR (Pt. 219) 588, 596 – 597. The said decision cannot in law be enforce, as the Court itself has not given an enforceable order. That much is the legal position, the judgment of the Court dated the 17″ of December, 2020 is a dormant right and it remains a dormant right until subsequent proceedings have been taken to protect it.
We wish to let our teeming members, well wishers and supporters to note that the Party under the able Chairmanship of Prince Uche Secondus had immediately instructed its Solicitors of the party to appeal the said judgment which has been so filed barely an hour after its delivery on the 17 of December, 2020 to the Court of Appeal Kaduna Division The appeal has actually been slated for hearing against the 18 day of February, 2020.
The State Executives produced by the State Congress Election of 27 day of July, 2020 under the Chairmanship of Hon. Siisu Yusuf Majigiri remained and would continue to pilot affairs of the party until the final determination of the appeal. We make bold to state that THERE IS NO LEADERSHIP VACCUM in the Katsina State Executive Committee of Peoples Democratic Party. The National Working Committee has the absolute and exclusive prerogative to take any decision as the situation demands. In the premises, we call on our teeming members, supporters and well-wishers to be calm, resolute, steadfast and shun the misinformation even as the party continued to follow all legal and legitimate ways in pursuing its appeal before the Court of Appeal Kaduna Division and to shun the distortions, lies and deceits been peddled based on the said judgment.
Thank you all for the honoring our invitation.
Hon. Bishir Sada Tsanni
Publicity Secretary, Peoples’ Democratic Party, Katsina State Chapter.
The Commissioner of Police, Katsina State
The State Director, Department of State Security Services, Katsina State
The State Commandant, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Katsina State