Another defeat awaits Atiku, PDP at Supreme Court – Oshiomhole




The National Chairman of APC, Adam Oshiomhole

The National Chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole said his party is confident they will defeat the Peoples democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar at the Supreme Court. to challenge the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal ruling.

Oshimhole made this declaration on Thursday at the State House when he accompanied APC women leaders from the federation to meet with President Buhari.

The women leader, Hajia Salamatu Umar-Eluma led the other women, to congratulate President Buhari on his victory at the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal held on Wednesday.

Oshimhole said “We as a party we are confident that if it is within the Nigerian law for PDP to go even to the world court, we will meet them there. The Supreme Court of Nigeria is not that of PDP or the APC, the Supreme Court is governed by law and is to interpret the evidence before the court of Appeal.

‘They are not at liberty to introduce new issues neither can they bring in new witnesses.

“So, if it is what I heard yesterday which I believe you also heard, thanks to the media, most Nigerians were detained for eight hours listening to arguments of the judges one after the other. Even though we thought it was getting longer and longer but we realised that they tried to deal with the issues raised, even the ones you and I as a layman will consider it consequential, they dealt with each of them, trashed them and arrived at a conclusion.

“So, I don’t want to sound arrogant. Yesterday (Wednesday), I said that I hope this whole contestation is about Nigeria who actually won the election and both parties are committed to building Nigeria and is not about who should be given the key.

“Now, this has been resolved and it is time to queue behind the winner and move on. Our winner is the best example that losing election is not tantamount to the end of your political life. He lost three and today he is the president.

“But, when I see the arrogance with which they pronounce and they bring what I call television lawyers, who pronounced with some managerial finality as if they are judges even without any evidence before them, let me now say authoritatively, we are now ready to meet them.

“President Buhari is now ready to meet defeated Atiku Abubakar at the Supreme Court and the APC is ready to meet the PDP at the Supreme Court and Adams Oshiomhole is ready to meet my brother Secondus at the Supreme Court and he will take second and I will take first, Isha Allah.”

Recall that the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal had on Wednesday dismissed the petition filed by Atiku Abubakar and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) challenging the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari as lacking merit.

“In the final result,  I have come to the conclusion, which is inevitable and unavoidable, that the petitioners have not discharged the burden of proof required of any of the grounds of the petition in paragraph 15 of the petition.

“This petition is accordingly, and hereby dismissed in its entirety,” Garba ruled.

Atiku and his party, PDP has rejected the judgement, stating that they will challenge the ruling of the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal in the Supreme Court.




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