Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2023 poll Atiku Abubakar has said that he remains unperturbed despite the Supreme Court’s dismissal of his suit challenging the validity of the candidature of President-elect Bola Tinubu and Vice-President-elect Kashim Shettima.
In a unanimous judgement on Friday, a five-man panel of the apex court ruled that Atiku and the PDP’S suit lacked merit and that they should not be concerned by the way Tinubu and Shettima emerged candidates of the APC for the February 25 poll.
Atiku insisted in his reaction on Twitter that his lawyers are ready to prove that Tinubu was not qualified to contest the election.
“The Supreme Court’s dismissal of the case of the @OfficialPDPNig is not a setback to my quest for justice. Our legal team are primed to robustly prove that the election of February 25 was fraudulent, did not comply with the constitutional requirements and the electoral guidelines of the Independent National Electoral Commission, @inecnigeria, and that the announced winner was not even qualified to contest the poll,” he wrote.
The former Vice President added, “The battle for democracy and the enthronement of a new order to spur growth and development in Nigeria is one to which I have committed my all and for which I am not ready to walk away at this point when our nation is at crossroads.”
He said that sooner than later, the judges “will make the pronouncement that will serve as a befitting requiem for mandate bandits.”
Atiku urged his supporters to exercise patience and conduct themselves peaceably.