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PDP governors support Atiku’s decision to appeal tribunal judgement at Supreme Court

Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State

State governors under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has declared their support for the decision of Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the PDP, to challenge the judgement of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT).

The PEPT had last week dismissed Atiku’s petition and declared President Muhammadu Buhari of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) winner of the February 23, 2019, election.

The PDP however vehemently rejected the ruling, saying that it would appeal the judgement at the Supreme Court.

Speaking on Sunday, Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State, the chairman of the PDP Governors Forum, noted that all the governors under PDP rejects the verdict which they said may constitute a hog in the wheel of the nation’s developing democracy.

Read the PDP governors statement issued by Mr. Dickson below;

“After painstakingly and prudently understudying line after line of the judgement, several holes were picked and countless anomalies identified by us.  We would be doing a greater disservice and moral injustice to our party, our democracy and Nigerians in general if we turn blind eyes, swallow such bile and applaud that rape of justice.

“The judgement to say the least has further painted our judiciary with darker colours, only this time around with a never-before-seen
blemished coat of tar. However, we are hopeful that the Supreme Court will rewrite that history by ensuring that such stains and tar are removed from our judicial archives.”

“The apex court should know that its integrity is at stake and in order to avoid it been shredded to particles, must employ all known technicalities to save our nation and the future of Nigerians yet unborn from a development that may further make us a perpetual laughing stock amongst the comity of nations. And Nigerians are very hopeful that these wrongs will be righted.

“Without any iota of trepidation, it is most paramount for us to once more restate and reconfirm our undiluted loyalty, deserving support and maximum commitment to our great party and the Atiku-Obi Presidential ticket. This is our stand, now and in the future. Posterity would judge us harshly if we did otherwise.”

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