The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has restated its hope that its presidential candidate in the general election, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, will win its case against the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari at the tribunal.
Buhari contested the election on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC.
After he was declared the winner of the election by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Atiku and the PDP went to the tribunal to challenge his victory.
In a statement issued by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan, on Thursday, PDP said Atiku would be declared winner by the tribunal.
“The PDP also expressed confidence that just as the will of the people of Rivers State has been preserved, its Presidential mandate, which Nigerians freely gave to Atiku Abubakar on February 23, 2019, but brazenly stolen by the APC, will also be retrieved at the tribunal,” the statement reads in part.
The party which spoke on the Supreme Court concluding judgement over Rivers State elections said Governor Nyesom Wike had been vindicated.
The statement by PDP reads in full:
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says Thursday’s concluding judgment of the Supreme Court, which categorically ended the inordinate manipulations by the All Progressives Congress (APC) to overturn the governorship, national and state assembly elections in Rivers state, has finally vindicated the PDP, Governor Nyesom Wike and the people of Rivers State.
The resoluteness of the Supreme Court in upholding justice and resisting manipulations by APC leaders to revisit the issue of APC flawed primaries in the state, which were lawfully annulled by the lower courts, has brought respite to Nigerians and further restored their confidence in the institution of the judiciary.
The spontaneous public jubilation that trailed the concluding judgment attests to this.
The judgment signifies the final triumph of the will of the people over the manipulative forces in APC, who have been deploying all manner of underhand dealings and violence, in their desperation to forcefully take over the control of the state.
The party therefore charges the APC leaders to note that they have come to the end of the road and that though evil may thrive for a moment, truth, justice and the will of the people will always prevail.
The PDP also expressed confidence that just as the will of the people of Rivers State has been preserved, its Presidential mandate, which Nigerians freely gave to Atiku Abubakar on February 23, 2019, but brazenly stolen by the APC, will also be retrieved at the tribunal.