Presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar has decided to approach the apex court of the country to appeal yesterday’s judgment.
Following the ruling of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal, Atiku Abubakar in a press conference today has revealed his decision to keep up the fight.
While speaking at a press conference organized today in Abuja, the former vice president said he was not new to legal battles.
Recall that the PEPT yesterday ruled and trashed out the petitions and prayers of the PDP and the Labour Party for lack of merit.
He also made the transcript of his speech available via his X handle.
Atiku in his words had this to say:
“Good afternoon, Gentlemen of the Press.
I am here today to give my official reaction to the judgment delivered yesterday by the Presidential Election Petition Court on the 2023 presidential election.
As you already know, I approached the court following the declaration by INEC that the APC and its candidate are the winners of the February 25, Presidential Election.
My decision to go to court is anchored in my belief that the court is the sanctuary of justice. The journey of my political career, as you know, holds so much to the courage and fearless decisions of our judiciary.
Indeed, I am no stranger to legal battles, and I can say that I have a fair idea of how the court system works. All through my career as a politician, I have been a fighter, and I must say that I have found the judiciary as a worthy pillar to rest on in the pursuit of justice.”