In a determined move, former Vice President and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has declared his intention to take his case to the Supreme Court following his dissatisfaction with the Presidential Election Petition Court’s (PEPC) recent ruling, which upheld President Bola Tinubu’s victory in the February 25 presidential election.
Speaking through his legal team, led by Chief Chris Uche, SAN, Atiku expressed his disappointment, asserting that the PEPC’s judgment delivered merely constituted a legal decision and not a true dispensation of justice.
“Judgment has just been delivered but we have not received justice,” Atiku’s legal team stated. “Luckily, the Constitution has given us the right to go on appeal. This is the court of first instance. We still have the right to go on appeal to the Supreme Court, and you see, this is a struggle that is not just for our client, but for the Constitution of this country, for the rule of law, and democracy.”
Atiku’s team emphasized their expectations of an outcome that would promote the use of technology to enhance election management, transparency, and accountability. They emphasized the importance of bolstering public trust in democracy to encourage high voter turnout.
“We don’t want Nigerians to be discouraged,” Atiku’s legal representatives emphasized. “There are certain principles of law that we need to explore, and we strongly believe that when we get to the Supreme Court, it will have the opportunity to review a number of things that have been said here today.”
The legal team disclosed their client’s intention to proceed to the Supreme Court and confirmed their request for the case records and judgment. They stressed the urgency of the matter, acknowledging the limited time available to pursue the case.
“The struggle continues, and as it is said, it is not over until it is over,” concluded Atiku’s lawyer, reaffirming their commitment to pursuing justice through the highest legal avenue available in the country.