Tribunal: We Got Judgement, Not Justice – Atiku 

  • To seek remedy at the Supreme Court

BY SEGUN ADEBAYO – Nigeria’s former Vice President and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in the February 25 presidential election,  Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has vowed to approach the Supreme Court for justice against the judgment delivered by the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT).

Expressing complete dissatisfaction with the Tribunal’s ruling affirming President Bola Ahmed Tinubu as the valid winner of the presidential election, Atiku said the nation’s apex Court would be approached to quash the election and do justice to the Nigerian people.

The PDP Flag bearer, who spoke through his team of lawyers led by Chief Chris Uche (SAN), said: “Judgement has just been delivered but we have 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 you 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.”

Offering further insight on their principal’s next line of action, Chief Chris Uche; “There are certain things and principles of law that he knows 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 have asked for the judgment. We are going to apply for the transmission of the records because we have a very limited time to push this.”

Maintaining that all legal avenues would be explored by their principal, the Senior lawyer added; “So, the struggle continues and as it is said, it is not over until it is over”

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