The party further expressed bewilderment at how the Supreme Court seemingly ignored serious concerns.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has expressed deep dismay and disappointment over the recent judgment of the Supreme Court regarding the petition filed by the PDP and its Presidential Candidate, Atiku Abubakar, against the declaration of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Bola Ahmed Tinubu as winners of the February 25, 2023 presidential election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Hon. Debo Ologunagba declared PDP’s alarm and grave concern regarding the reasoning of the Supreme Court in affirming Tinubu’s victory.
The party condemned the judgment, stating that it is a sad day for Nigeria’s democracy as the Supreme Court failed to uphold the provisions of the law, thereby dashing the hopes of millions of Nigerians who anticipated a just ruling.
“Nigerians earnestly expected the Supreme Court to uphold and defend the clear provisions of the 1999 Constitution in terms of qualification and minimum requirement for a winner to be declared in a Presidential election in Nigeria, especially with regards to the required statutory 25% of votes in the FCT as well as issues of violation of electoral Rules and Guidelines, brazen manipulations and alterations of election results by the APC,” said Hon. Debo Ologunagba in the statement.
The party further expressed bewilderment at how the Supreme Court seemingly ignored serious concerns, including forgery, falsehood, and perjury, choosing instead to focus on technicalities.
“The general gloom, melancholy, and sense of despondency across the country upon the delivery of the judgment is an ominous sign of an eerie situation which portends grave consequences because of the disappointment embedded in the judgment,” the statement added.