Former Vice President and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has announced his intention to take his case to the Supreme Court to contest the election of President Bola Tinubu.
Atiku expressed his dissatisfaction with the ruling of the Presidential Election Petition Court (PEPC), which upheld President Tinubu’s victory in the presidential election held on February 25.
Through his legal team led by Chief Chris Uche, SAN, the PDP candidate asserted that he had received a judgment from the court but not justice.
“Judgment has just been delivered, but we have not received justice. Luckily, the Constitution has given us the right to appeal. This is the court of first instance. We still have the right to go to the Supreme Court. This is a struggle not only for our client but also for the Constitution of this country, for the rule of law, and for democracy,” Atiku’s legal team stated.
They expressed their expectations for an outcome that would promote the use of technology in election management, enhance transparency, and increase accountability to restore confidence in democracy.
“At the Supreme Court, we believe there will be an opportunity to review various aspects of this case. We have our client’s instructions to go to the Supreme Court. We have requested the records and the judgment. Time is limited, so we will push forward with this. The struggle continues, and as they say, it’s not over until it’s over,” Atiku’s lawyer concluded.