The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, on Friday, said the dismissal of his case and that of the PDP by the Supreme Court was not a setback.
This was disclosed in a statement shared on his Twitter page.
Atiku noted that the legal team was primed to robustly prove that the election of February 25 was fraudulent and did not comply with the constitutional requirements and the electoral guidelines of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
“The Supreme Court’s dismissal of the case of the #OfficialPDPNig is not a setback to my quest for justice,” Atiku said.
“Our legal team are primed to robustly prove that the election of February 25 was fraudulent, did not comply with the constitutional requirements and the electoral guidelines of the Independent National Electoral Commission, #inecnigeria, and that the announced winner was not even qualified to contest the poll.
“The battle for democracy and the enthronement of a new order to spur growth and development in Nigeria is one to which I have committed my all and for which I am not ready to walk away at this point when our nation is at crossroads.
“We know that sooner than later, our esteemed Justices will make the pronouncement that will serve as a befitting requiem for mandate bandits.
“I urge my supporters to exercise patience and conduct themselves peaceably as we diligently conduct our litigation at the Presidential Election Tribunal Court. –AA”
The apex court on Friday dismissed the suit seeking the disqualification of Kashim Shettima as the vice-presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for double nomination.
A five-member panel of the apex court held that the PDP lacked the locus standi to institute the suit.