PDP Governors Support Atiku’s Bid To Appeal To Supreme Court
Written by Smooth FM on September 16, 2019
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governors have decided to team up with the party’s presidential candidate in the last general election, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, to get the Supreme Court to upturn the judgment of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT), which rejected his petition to be declared winner of the election.
The tribunal last Wednesday had upheld the declaration of President Muhammadu Buhari and his All Progressives Congress (APC) as winners of the election.
The PDP Governors Forum, yesterday encouraged Atiku and the PDP to appeal the judgment at the Supreme Court.
The PDP governors said in a statement that posterity would not be kind to them should they abandon the party and Atiku to fight the legal battle alone.
The Chairman of the forum and Bayelsa State Governor, Hon. Henry Seriake Dickson, said the judgment stood justice on its head.
“We would be doing a greater disservice and moral injustice to our party, our democracy and Nigerians in general if we turn blind eyes, swallow such bile and applaud that rape of justice.
“The judgment to say the least has further painted our judiciary with darker colours, only this time around with a never-before-seen blemished coat of tar.
“However, we are hopeful that the Supreme Court will rewrite that history by ensuring that such stains and tar are removed from our judicial archives.” he said.