The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday boasted that its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar has a water tight case against President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Election Petition tribunal.
The party stated this while hailing the Federal High Court, for allowing the collation of election results to continue in Rivers State, adding that it has saved the democratic process in the country from collapse.
The PDP in a statement accused the anti-democratic forces working for the All Progressives Congress (APC) of desperately plotting to scuttle the collation of results of the March 9, 2019 Rivers state governorship election.
The statement signed by the PDP national publicity secretary,Kola Ologbondiyan, described the ruling as well as the on-going collation as the triumph of the will of the people of Rivers State, who, according to the party, freely gave their mandate to the PDP and its candidate, Governor Nyesom Wike.
The party noted that, “the sweeping victory being recorded by Governor Wike, even in areas hitherto considered as opposition fortresses, clearly exposes the reason behind APC’s desperation to scuttle the collation process.
“Moreover, the court ruling rekindles the hope by Nigerians on the capacity of the judiciary to uphold the will of the people, particularly, in the overall quest by Nigerians to reclaim the Presidential mandate, which they freely gave to the PDP Candidate, Atiku Abubakar, at the February 23, 2019 Presidential polls.”
The PDP added that, it has a water-tight case against the APC and President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Election Petition tribunal, for which majority of Nigerians, across the board, are in high spirit that the “stolen mandate” would be recovered at the Tribunal.
The PDP therefore, “charges INEC to ensure that nothing encumbers the conclusion of the collation process and announcement of Governor Wike as the rightful winner of the Rivers governorship election”.
“The party also directs its members and supporters in Rivers state to continue to be at alert to forestall any attempt by anti-democratic forces, working for the APC, to disrupt the exercise,” the party said.
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