The All Progressives Congress (APC) has reacted to the ruling of the Supreme Court on the petition filed by the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.
A seven-man panel of the apex court led by Tanko Muhammad, chief justice of Nigeria, ruled that the appeal lacks merit.
APC, reacting to the ruling in a statement signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Lanre Issa-Onilu, commended the apex court for dismissing the PDP and Abubakar’s petition and for refusing to be blackmailed against its conscience.
The statement reads:
“The All Progressives Congress (APC) welcomes the Supreme Court’s dismissal of the appeal filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate, Alh. Atiku Abubakar against President Muhammadu Buhari’s 2019 election victory.
“We congratulate Nigerians, the President; Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo; party leaders, members, and supporters on the Supreme Court’s verdict.
“Following the earlier judgement of the 2019 Presidential Election Petition Tribunal which dismissed in its entirety the PDP and Atiku’s petition, the Apex Court was apt in dismissing the appeal for lacking merit.
“The Party hails the Judiciary for standing firm in the face of the PDP and Atiku’s subterfuge and for siding with the Nigerian electorate who through their votes decided to do away with PDP’s ignominious past and re-elect the President Buhari-led APC administration which has ushered in a new era of progressive growth for our country.”
“With the ruling of the Supreme Court, which has finally affirmed President Buhari’s election victory, we enjoin the PDP and Atiku to jettison their destructive and disruptive agenda against Nigeria, which they have made up their minds to pursue for the next four years.
“The PDP and Atiku should not confuse opposition politics for their unpatriotic agenda. Democratic politics cannot be practised in the state of anarchy, confusion which the PDP and Atiku wish to achieve. Such diabolic plan will definitely fail.
“Going forward, the President Buhari-led APC government will continue to focus on delivering our Next Level plans for the country.”