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Atiku Vs Buhari: PDP Govs Predict Supreme Court Judgement

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Atiku Vs Buhari: PDP Govs Predict Supreme Court Judgement
 

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors Forum has expressed confidence that the Supreme Court will invalidate the election of President Muhammadu Buhari.

The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT) had on Wednesday dismissed the petition of the PDP and its presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.

Naija News reports that the PDP and Atiku had challenged the declaration of President Buhari as the winner of the February 23, 2019, presidential election.

Delivering judgement, Justice Mohammed Garba, who led the five-man panel, said: “This petition is accordingly, and hereby dismissed in its entirety.

“In the final result, and I have come to the conclusion which is inevitable and unavoidable, that the petitioners have not proved any of the grounds of the petition in paragraph 15 of the petition.

“This petition is accordingly and hereby dismissed in its entirety.”

In a statement to newsmen on Sunday and signed by its chairman and Governor of Bayelsa State, Seriake Dickson, the PDP governors backed the party’s move to challenge the ruling of the tribunal.

The PDP governors said: “After painstakingly and prudently understudying the line after line tenets of the judgment, several holes were picked and countless anomalies identified by us.

“We would be doing a greater disservice and moral injustice to our party, our democracy and Nigerians in general if we turn blind eyes, swallow such bile and applaud that rape of justice.

“The judgment, to say the least, has further painted our judiciary with darker colours, only this time around with a never-before-seen blemished coat of tar.

“However, we are hopeful that the Supreme Court will re-write that history by ensuring that such stains and tar are removed from our judicial archives.

“The apex court should know that its integrity is at stake and in order to avoid it been shredded to particles, must employ all known technicalities to save our nation and the future of Nigerians yet unborn from a development that may further make us a perpetual laughing stock amongst the comity of nations. And Nigerians are very hopeful that these wrongs will be righted.

“Without any iota of trepidation, it is most paramount for us to once more restate and reconfirm our undiluted loyalty, deserving support and maximum commitment to our great party and the Atiku-Obi presidential ticket. This is our stand, now and in the future. Posterity would judge us harshly if we did otherwise.”


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Ogbolu George is a graduate of Mass Communication from the University of Benin. He loves politics, is a movie addict and a die-hard Arsenal fan. George is a Senior Content Creator at Naija News.