The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has rejected the judgement of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal which nullified the petitions of its candidate Atiku Abubakar against the election of President Bola Tinubu.
According to the opposition party, the judgement as delivered by the Justices defies logic and failed to take into account facts as well as provisions of the constitution and the Electoral Act.
National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Hon. Debo Ologunagba, said this in a statement, in Abuja, late on Wednesday, September 6.
“Few moments ago, the Presidential Election Petition Court (PEPC) delivered Judgment in the Petition filed by our Party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its Candidate, Atiku Abubakar, against the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the All Progressives Congress, (APC), and Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu, over the declaration of the APC and Senator Tinubu as Winner of the February 25, 2023 Presidential election by INEC.
As a Party, we have had an initial review of the Judgment as delivered by the PEPC and we unequivocally reject the said Judgement in its entirety.
The Judgement is against reason, against the facts and evidence presented in Court; against the relevant Electoral Laws, Guidelines and Regulations as well as the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended).
Indeed, the Judgment is generous in technicalities and very short in delivering substantial justice in the matter.
The PDP, as a law-abiding political Party, will with our lawyers, have a comprehensive review of the Judgment and decide on the next line of action within the ambit of the law.
The PDP calls on Nigerians to remain alert, calm and united as our Party continues to lead the charge to defend Democracy and ensure that the will of the people as expressed in the February 25, 2023 Presidential election is respected and restored,” he said.