Tinubu’s disqualification suit: I’m not ready to walk away – Atiku
The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, presidential candidate
during the just concluded February 25 presidential election, Atiku Abubakar,
has reacted to the recent Supreme Court judgement dismissing the disqualification
suit against President-elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Vice President-elect Kashim
Atiku claimed that the Court’s dismissal of the case was not
a setback to his quest for justice, insisting that the President-elect was not
qualified to contest the poll.
The former Vice President maintained that the 2023 election
was fraudulent and did not comply with the constitutional requirements and the
electoral guidelines of the Independent National Electoral Commission.
In a post via his verified Twitter handle on Friday after
the Supreme Court judgement, Atiku said his legal team will robustly prove that
the recently conducted election was fraudulent and did not comply with the
constitutional requirements and the electoral guidelines of the Independent
National Electoral Commission, INEC.
Recall that the Apex Court dismissed
the suit filed by the PDP, seeking Tinubu’s and Shettima’s disqualification
from the 2023 presidential election.
The party was challenging their alleged double nomination.
However, the Supreme Court ruled that the PDP’s suit was
grossly lacking in merit.
Meanwhile, Atiku said he is committed to the enthronement of
a new order in the nation and would not walk away at this point.
He wrote, “The Supreme Court’s dismissal of the case of the
PDP is not a setback to my quest for justice. Our legal team are primed to
robustly prove that the election of February 25 was fraudulent, did not comply
with the constitutional requirements and the electoral guidelines of the
Independent National Electoral Commission and that the announced winner was not
even qualified to contest the poll.
“The battle for democracy and the enthronement of a new
order to spur growth and development in Nigeria is one to which I have committed
my all and for which I am not ready to walk away at this point when our nation
is at crossroads. We know that sooner than later, our esteemed Justices will
make the pronouncement that will serve as a befitting requiem for mandate
“I urge my supporters to exercise patience and conduct
themselves peaceably as we diligently conduct our litigation at the
Presidential Election Tribunal Court.”
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