PDP’S Atiku rejects tribunal judgement, heads to Supreme Court

The candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2023 presidential election, Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has rejected the judgement of the presidential election petition court and asked his lawyers to seek redress at the supreme court.

The former Vice President who briefed journalists at the PDP headquarters in Abuja said he would continue to fight for the progress of democratic ideas as he has done throughout his political career.

He explained that he however respected the verdict of the judges as he would continue to have faith in the judiciary.

Earlier, the acting National Chairman of the Party, Ambassador Umar Damagun said the judgement of the tribunal had allegedly brought hopelessness and confusion to many Nigerian as according to him, laws and facts were thrown overboard.

The Presidential candidate of the labour party Mr Peter Obi is also expected to address the media soon.

The Presidential Election Petition Court had on Wednesday declared that President Bola Tinubu and Vice President Kashim Shettima were validly Elected in the February 25th polls.

In an over 11- hour verdict presided over by Justice Haruna Tsamani, the tribunal held that the petitioners, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and Mr Perter Obi of the Labour Party (LP) have not been able to prove their allegations of non compliance with the electoral laws against the election.

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