The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar has said that he is set to take President Bola Ahmed Tinubu of the All Progressive Congress, to Supreme court over the presidential tribunal verdict, that dismissed all the filed charges.
Atiku made this known during a press briefing on Thursday, September 7, noting that he “believe that it is bereft of substantial Justice”.
He said, “Gentlemen of the press, I take great pains to tell you that the decision of the court of first instance on this matter utterly falls far short of that expectation. I am therefore here to tell you that, though the judgment of the court yesterday is respected, it is a judgment that I refuse to accept.
“I refuse to accept the judgment because I believe that it is bereft of substantial justice. However, the disappointment in the verdict of the court can never destroy my confidence in the judiciary.
“Consequently, I have asked my lawyers to activate my constitutionally guaranteed rights of appeal to the higher court, which, in the instance, is the Supreme Court. It is my conviction that the electoral process in Nigeria should be devoid of untidy manipulations and that the outcome of every election should be a perfect reflection of the wishes of the electorate.
“I believe that such is the only way through which our democracy can have a manifest expression of its true meaning. Whether I prevail in this quest or not, the record of my effort in ensuring an order of credible elections in Nigeria shall remain for future generations to evaluate,” he added.
Recall that Atiku’s petitions, that of Labour Party and the Allied Peoples Movement, petitions were dismissed on Wednesday September 7, by the presidential election tribunal.