The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the February 25, 2023 presidential election, Atiku Abubakar, says with the October 26, 2023 verdict of the Supreme Court, the apex court of the land legalised forgery and illegality.
The former Vice President stated this at a press briefing on Monday in the nation’s capital, Abuja.
The party had in its initial reaction to the apex court judgment, said the apex court failed Nigerians by affirming the then candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, as Nigeria’s President.
Atiku and his Labour Party (LP) counterpart, Peter Obi, had challenged the victory of Tinubu in the last election up to the apex court.
Not satisfied with the verdict of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT) earlier in September, Atiku and Obi approached the Supreme Court seeking the nullification of Tinubu’s election on the grounds of double nomination, alleged certificate forgery, non-transmission of results electronically, 25% votes in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), amongst others.
However, last Thursday, the Justice John Okoro-led panel of the apex court threw out all the appeals by Atiku and Obi for lacking merit. The panel thereafter upheld electoral victory of Tinubu.