Atiku Calls for Change While Defending His Position

Atiku Calls for Change While Defending His Position

Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), took action to formally address the Supreme Court’s decision upholding Bola Tinubu’s victory in the February election. In a press conference, Atiku expressed disappointment in the court’s verdict, believing Nigeria lost an opportunity. However, others strongly criticized Atiku’s claims.

Rebutting the Criticism

In response, the Presidency issued a sharp rebuttal against Atiku. Special Adviser Bayo Onanuga stated there was no way PDP could win with their divided platform. Additionally, the All Progressives Congress (APC) criticized Atiku through National Secretary Senator Ajibola Basiru for his “desperate” post-election behavior and lack of legal understanding.

Ending the Legal Battle

The Supreme Court concluded the 171-day legal challenge by rejecting appeals from Atiku and Peter Obi. In the lead judgment, Justice Inyang Okoro refused to consider new evidence from Chicago State University regarding alleged certificate forgery against Tinubu.

Calling for Change

Atiku called for constitutional amendments to address flaws like concluding all litigation before inauguration. However, Obi-Datti Campaign Council Chief Spokesman Yunusa Tanko agreed courts were an extension of the presidency but disagreed with a single six-year term due to potential manipulation.

Atiku Vows to Continue Strengthening Democracy

Defending the Outcome

The Presidency defended Tinubu, claiming Atiku’s politics undermined democracy without victory. They advised moving past further ventures.
As the debate over results, judicial role, and reforms continues, different perspectives remain on the election’s outcome and path forward.

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