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Politics of Tuesday, 19 September 2023


Presidential Election Judgment: Atiku vows to seek justice beyond Supreme Court

Atiku accuses APC, Tinubu of silencing opposition member Atiku accuses APC, Tinubu of silencing opposition member

Atiku Abubakar, the flagbearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the February 25 presidential election, has vowed to seek justice beyond the judgment of the Supreme Court while calling for the defence of democracy in Nigeria.

In a tweet on Monday, September 18, the former vice president accused the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) of harassing and arresting opposition members to turn the country into a one-party system.

Atiku's comment is coming ahead of the Supreme Court's judgment, where he had filed an appeal against the ruling of the Presidential Election Petition Court (PEPC), which earlier dismissed his petitions against President Bola Tinubu.

Atiku and his counterpart in the Labour Party, Peter Obi, had filed a petition against the outcome of the 2023 presidential election, but the PEPC truck out their application over lack of evidence.

The PDP presidential flagbearer maintained that democracy is all about ensuring justice, liberty, and equality for all and called on Nigerians to uphold and defend the principle of democracy in the country.

He stressed that the beauty of democracy is the protection and respect for contrary viewpoints, adding that such views would make government remain transparent and power would not be concentrated in the hands of few.

Atiku posited that arresting and silencing opposition members on contrived charges was an insult to the principle of democracy and a grave injustice to Nigerians who replied on the system of justice and representation.

His statement reads in part: "I continue to walk the path of seeking justice beyond judgment at the Supreme Court, and I carry this responsibility with the knowledge that this path also carries the hopes of millions of Nigerians who, by their votes, sought a change in the political direction of our country."