The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said it was shocked at the judgment of the Supreme Court which on Wednesday dismissed the petition filed by its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.
A seven-man panel of the apex court led by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad, on Wednesday, in a unanimous decision dismissed Atiku and PDP’s appeal and affirmed President Muhammadu Buhari as the winner of the 2019 presidential election.
But in a statement issued by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, in response to the ruling, the PDP said:
“Indeed, what we witnessed today was not what majority of Nigerians, who participated and observed the Presidential election expected; and this includes even members of the APC.
“The PDP notes that it indeed made a solid case, with indisputable evidence, showing that Atiku Abubakar won the Presidential election and as such is surprised that the justices of the Supreme Court held otherwise; however, that is the highest court of the land.
“Notwithstanding, the distinction of our case remains for Nigerians, including generations yet unborn, to appreciate.
“The PDP expresses gratitude to millions of Nigerians across board for voting Atiku Abubakar in the election as well as for their unflinching support for our party during the election and throughout the duration of court proceedings.
“Nevertheless, our party, indeed the nation, awaits the justices of the Supreme Court to release their reasons behind their verdict.”