Former Vice President and candidate of the People Democratic Party (PDP) , Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has vowed to approach the Supreme Court to set side the election of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu. Atiku, said he was not pleased with the judgement of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal, PEPT, that affirmed President Tinubu as the valid winner of the presidential election held on February 25, 2023.
Speaking through his team of lawyers led by Chief Chris Uche, SAN, the PDP candidate, said he only got a judgement from the court and not justice. “Judgement has been delivered but we not received justice. Luckily, the Constitution has given us the right to go on appeal.
“This is the court of first instance. We still have the right to go on appeal to the Supreme Court and see, this is a struggle that is not just for our client, but for the Constitution of this country, for the rule of law and democracy.
“We were expecting an outcome that will improve, encourage the use of technology to enhance election management, to enhance transparency, to enhance accountability, so that Nigerians will believe in democracy. “So that Nigerians can come out in their masses like they did, to vote. We don’t want Nigerians to be discouraged.
“There are certain things and principle of law that he know that we need to explore and we strongly believe that when we get to the Supreme Court, it will have the opportunity to review a number of things that have been said here today.
“We have the instruction of our client to go to the Supreme Court. So, we have asked for the records. We are going to apply for the judgement. We are going to apply for the transmission of the records because we have a very limited time to push this.
“So, the struggle continues and as it is said, it not over until it is over,” Atiku’s lawyer added.