Nigerian judiciary has been sabotaged and undermined – Atiku Abubakar reacts to Supreme Court judgement
Atiku Abubakar, the Presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 Presidential election has reacted to Supreme Court’s affirmation of President Buhari’s victory.
Recall that the Supreme Court dismissed the appeal filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate, Atiku Abubakar, challenging the election of President Muhammadu Buhari. The seven-member panel led by Justice Tanko Mohammed held that the documents and exhibits they went through two weeks ago lacked merit.
However reacting to the Supreme Court’s judgement, Atiku stated that he will be leaving thoughts of if justice was served to Nigerians. He also alleged that the Nigerian judiciary just like every estate in our realm, has been sabotaged and undermined by an overreaching and dictatorial cabal who have undone almost all democratic progress.
His statement read “It is said that the Supreme Court is not final because it is infallible, but that it is infallible because it is final.
While I believe that only God is infallible everywhere, and only Nigerians are infallible in our democracy, I must accept that the judicial route I chose to take, as a democrat, has come to a conclusion.
Whether justice was done, is left to the Nigerian people to decide. As a democrat, I fought a good fight for the Nigerian people. I will keep on fighting for Nigeria and for democracy, and also for justice.
I thank all Nigerians who have stayed the course since the commencement of trial in the petition on the February 23 presidential election. The judgement is part of democratic challenges we must face as a nation.
The Nigerian judiciary, just like every estate of our realm, has been sabotaged & undermined