BREAKING: Atiku rejects the tribunal’s decision because it lacks justice
By Zuleihat Owuiye, Mamos Nigeria
On Thursday, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar rejected the decision of the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal that confirmed President Bola Tinubu’s victory in the presidential election on February 25, 2023.
He claimed that the verdict of the tribunal did not restore confidence.
“I refused to accept the judgment of yesterday, even though it is respected. I would not acknowledge the judgment since I accept it is deprived of significant equity,” Atiku said while tending to a world public interview at the PDP base camp in Abuja.
the court tossed out the instance of Atiku, who is the People groups Leftist faction official up-and-comer, and his Work Party partner, Peter Obi, and maintained the triumph of Tinubu.
Both Atiku and Obi dismissed Wednesday’s judgment of the council asserting the appointment of Tinubu. The Lawful Counsel to the Work Party, Kehinde Edun, promised to challenge the judgment at the High Court.
Likewise, Atiku’s Lead Guidance, Chris Uche, SAN, said he had gotten guidelines from his client to document an allure at the High Court.
He stated, “We have not received justice, but the judgment has been delivered.” Fortunately, we have leverage to appeal to the Supreme Court thanks to the law. Our clients have instructed us to go to the Supreme Court. The struggle goes on.
The PEPT, which met at the Court of Appeal in Abuja at 9.40 a.m. and ruled that the petition that Atiku, Obi, and their parties had filed was without merit, unanimously confirmed Tinubu’s victory in the presidential election on February 25.
The five-part board alternated to excuse the petitions introduced by Atiku and Obi against the announcement of Tinubu as the victor of the official political decision by the Free Public Electing Commission on Walk 1, 2023.
The judgment was conveyed by the Director of the court, Equity Haruna Tsammani, helped by different individuals from the board Judges Stephen Adah, Monsurat Bolaji-Yusuf, Moses Ugo, and Abba Mohammed.
However, speaking at a press conference on Thursday, Atiku stated that he would continue to investigate the judiciary for respite and that he was not new to litigation.
However, I will never lose faith in the judiciary despite my disappointment with the verdict.
“As a result, I have asked my attorneys to activate my constitutionally guaranteed rights of appeal to the higher court, which in this case is the Supreme Court of Nigeria,” the author states.