Former presidential candidate and prominent figure within the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dele Momodu, has launched a scathing critique against the judges of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal.
Mr. Momodu, who stood alongside PDP’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, during the highly contested 2023 presidential election, voiced his disapproval of the tribunal’s decision, alleging that the judges had effectively turned the nation’s Constitution upside down.
The controversial ruling came on Wednesday when the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal announced that President Bola Tinubu had successfully demonstrated, “beyond all reasonable doubts,” that he was the rightful winner of the 2023 polls.
This verdict followed the legal challenge initiated by Peter Obi of the Labour Party (LP) and Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who contested the declaration of Tinubu, the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, as the victor of the 2023 presidential election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
In the wake of their defeat at the Tribunal, both Obi and Atiku, through their legal representatives, have declared their intention to take the matter to the Supreme Court.
Expressing his discontent, Mr. Momodu exclaimed, “I watched in utter amazement and wonderment how our Constitution was brazenly and deliberately turned upside down by those who lack a sense of history and care less about the verdict of history. What all men and women of good conscience should have for them is pity and not anger… NIGERIA SHALL BE FREE…,” as conveyed by Momodu on X.