Senator Stella Oduah On Friday in Abuja, described as “a misinterpretation”, media reports which quoted a Supreme Court judgment to have sacked her and other federal lawmakers from Anambra State.
Just yesterday, we brought news that the apex court had ordered the replacement of Oduah and one other federal lawmaker from the National Assembly saying that their nomination to contest in the 2015 election was wrong.
In a statement issued by Cynthia Ferdinand, Press Secretary to the Senator, Oduah said that the report in the media was misleading as the apex court did not order the withdrawal of her certificate of return.
It is pertinent to note that this is a mere misinterpretation of the Supreme Court rulings and should be disregarded in all entirety.
The Supreme Court did not order the withdrawal of the Certificates of Return issued by the Commission.
It did not hold that the faction of the PDP had the right to sponsor candidates for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
It did not equally authorise the Commission to substitute our clients with the individuals whose names were on the list improperly allowed by the Commission,
Series of judgment of the Supreme Court of Nigeria states that it is only the National Executive of the party that has the vires to sponsor candidates.