Atiku Abubakar, the Peoples Democratic Party’s presidential candidate in the February 25, 2023 presidential election, will conduct a globe press conference today.
This comes after the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal dismissed his plea and affirmed President Bola Tinubu’s victory.
According to the Gistlover, Atiku and his Labour Party counterpart, Peter Obi, disputed the tribunal’s decision to confirm Tinubu’s election on Wednesday.
Kehinde Edun, the Labour Party’s Legal Adviser, has vowed to appeal the ruling to the Supreme Court.
In addition, Atiku’s Lead Counsel, Chris Uche, SAN, stated that his client had instructed him to file an appeal with the Supreme Court.
He said “The judgment has been delivered but we have not received justice. Luckily, the law has given us leverage to go on appeal to the Supreme Court. We have instructions from our clients to go to the Supreme Court. The struggle continues.”
The PEPT, which convened at 9.40 a.m. at the Court of Appeal in Abuja, concluded that the case brought by Atiku and Obi, as well as their respective parties, lacked substance and unanimously maintained Tinubu’s electoral victory in the February 25 presidential election.
The five-member bench took turns dismissing petitions brought by Atiku and Obi challenging the Independent National Electoral Commission’s announcement of Tinubu as the victor of the presidential election on March 1, 2023.
The decision was delivered by the tribunal’s Chairman, Justice Haruna Tsammani, who was assisted by other members of the panel, including Justices Stephen Adah, Monsurat Bolaji-Yusuf, Moses Ugo, and Abba Mohammed.
Not satisfied by the ruling, Atiku, who is a former Vice President, alongside the PDP’s Acting National Chairman, Ambassador Umar Damagun, said they will be addressing a world press on the development.
The conference billed to hold at the NEC Hall, located on the ground floor of the PDP National Headquarters, will start by 2:30 pm
The invite sent to journalists by the party’s National Director of Publicity read, “Hello Gentlemen of the Press, good evening.