THE National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr Uche Secondus has commended Nigerians for their support to the party and urged them to ignore the Supreme Court judgement and “leave it to God the ultimate judge.”
In a statement Wednesday, after the ruling of the Court struck out the appeal of PDP and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, the chairman said that the final judgment comes from God Almighty.
In the statement signed by his Media Aide, Ike Abonyi, the PDP chairman commended the press for their commitment to democracy and good governance and urged them to keep holding politicians accountable to the people.
Meanwhile, the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) has described the ruling as a reflection of the beauty of democracy and the supremacy of the law.
The APC National Publicity Secretary, Malam Lanre Issa-Onilu, in a statement stated: “APC welcomes the Supreme Court’s dismissal of the appeal filed by PDP and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, against President Muhammadu Buhari’s 2019 election victory.
“We congratulate Nigerians, the president, vice president, party leaders, members and supporters on the verdict.
“Following the earlier judgment of the 2019 Presidential Election Petition Tribunal, which dismissed in its entirety the PDP’s petition, the apex court is apt in dismissing the appeal for lacking merit.”
The BMO in a statement by its Chairman Niyi Akinsiju, described the judgement as an affirmation that the challenge of the President’s victory in the February 23, presidential election was a mockery of the judicial process.
Urging Abubakar to call the President in submission to the will of the people, Akinsiju stated that the seven-member panel has shown, in record time that Abubakar indeed lost fair and square.
He described as unprecedented the speed with which the panel dispensed with the matter and nite that “it is also a confirmation that the election challenge is as frivolous as the chairman of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal Justice Mohammed Garba painted it when he dismissed the case.”
Akinsiju urged the former vice president and his party to accept the judgement in good faith, now that the process has ended at the Supreme Court.