ABUJA – The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Sunday, called on President Muhammadu Buhari and the leadership of the All Progressives Congress, APC, to clear the air on allegations of corruption against Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa, President of the Court of Appeal. Chairman 2019 Presidential Election Appeal Panel, Justice Zainab Adamu Bulkachawa arriving to open the hearing for the petition against the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari at the Court of Appeal, Abuja. Photo by Abayomi Adeshida The party in a statement issued by its spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan noted that “on account of this allegation and the nefarious plot to bring the name of our party into its narrative, the PDP charges the Buhari-led Presidency to come clear on the corruption allegation it opened on Justice Bulkachuwa.” The statement read: “The party says since the Buhari-led Presidency has alluded to issues of corruption against Justice Bulkachuwa, contrary to issues raised in the PDP petition bothering on bias, it behoves on the Presidency and the APC to make public, the corruption issues they have alluded to. “The Presidency should also take a step further by pursuing these issues of corruption just as it did in its case of corruption allegations against the former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, instead of wickedly dragging our party into issues that have no bearing with the PDP. “Now that the Presidency has informed the whole nation that Justice Bulkachuwa has issues of corruption, we challenge it to do the needful rather than engaging in shadow-boxing against our party. “Moreover, in the face of corruption allegations, as has now been exposed by the Presidency, the burden still lies on the same Presidency to come clean .Presidency, PDP in a fierce battle over Buhari’s UK trip “In doing that, the Presidency will be ranching on its established course, having hit the records of harassing and intimidating judicial officials; abuse of court processes and disregard for court orders. “Our party holds that this Presidency’s fresh allegation of corruption now places a huge moral burden on Justice Bulkachuwa, particularly in her capacity as the President of the Court of Appeal. “This is because, a judicial officer of such high standing must not only be above board but be seen to be above board at all times. North East Dev’t Commission, reward for massive vote for me — Buhari “Nevertheless, the PDP restates our demand for Justice Bulkachuwa to recuse herself from the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal, following the manifest bias in her opening address, ‘that no matter how well the election is conducted, there are bound to be complaints.’

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