Atiku Reacts After Supreme Court Dismissed PDP’s Suit Against Tinubu, Shettima
The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar has reacted to the Supreme Court ruling that dismissed his party’s suit against the All Progressives Congress (APC).
PDP had asked the court to disqualify the president-elect, Bola Tinubu, on the premise that his vice, Kashim Shettima, allowed himself to be nominated for more than one constituency in the 2023 general elections.
But during its judgment on Friday, May 26, the Supreme Court dismissed the suit saying that Atiku lacked the locus standi to file the suit. According to the panel, the PDP is not a member of the APC.
Reacting to the ruling via his Twitter page, Atiku the dismissal of his party’s suit is not a setback for his quest for justice, adding that his legal team will stop at nothing to prove that the 2023 presidential election was fraudulent.
He said, “The Supreme Court’s dismissal of the case of the @OfficialPDPNig is not a setback to my quest for justice.
“Our legal team is 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, @inecnigeria, 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 bandits.”
Atiku, however, urged his supporters to exercise patience and conduct themselves peaceably as they conduct the litigation at the Presidential Election Tribunal Court.
Meanwhile, Atiku and PDP staunch supporter, Reno Omokri has reacted to the ruling saying everyone must accept the decision of the supreme court because it has the final say and not because it is correct.