…As Lai Mohammed Asks PDP To Apologise To Nigerians.
The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr Adams Oshiomhole, has asserted that the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in the 2019 general election, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar will be defeated at the Supreme court
Oshiomhole, while commending the Tribunal’s ruling which upheld President Muhammadu Buhari’s election, stated that the President would always defeat former Vice President Atiku Abubakar.
He said this at a briefing with State House correspondents after he met with the President along with some women leaders of the ruling party on Thursday in Abuja.
Following the victory at the Tribunal, the APC chairman also expressed confidence that the President would defeat his closest rival in the February 23 poll and his party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at the Supreme Court.
According to him, even if Atiku and the opposition party go to the World Court if permissible by law, the APC is ready to meet them there.
Oshiomhole, however, criticised the PDP presidential candidate and asked Nigerians to resist western prescriptions capable of ruining the country.
Meanwhile, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has asked the PDP and its presidential candidate in the last elections to apologise to Nigerians for “willfully distracting” the Buhari Administration with an election petition.
Mr Lai Mohammed said instead of appealing the ruling of Wednesday’s Presidential Election Petition Tribunal, the opposition party should be apologizing to Nigerians for trying to distract the present government.
In a statement issued in St Petersburg, Russian Federation, on Thursday, the Minister said while the PDP and its candidate reserve the right to pursue their petition to the highest level, they will be better served by dropping their toga of
desperation and realizing that there is a limit to tomfoolery.
“Nigerians are tired of this orchestrated distraction, and will rather wish that the opposition, having lost at the polls and in court, will now join hands with the government to move Nigeria to the next level.
“This is more so that the judgement validating the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari was unanimous that the petition lacked merit, that the petitioners failed to prove any of the grounds upon which their case was anchored and that President Buhari is eminently qualified to contest the poll,” he said.
Alhaji Mohammed said instead of casting aspersion on the judiciary with their poorly-framed reaction to the ruling of the Tribunal, the PDP and its candidate should be thanking their stars that they are not being prosecuted for coming to court with a fraudulently-obtained evidence.
“It is intriguing that a party that trumpets the rule of law at every turn will present, in open court, evidence it claimed to have obtained by hacking into a supposed INEC server. Don’t they realize this is a criminal act for which they are liable? Instead of threatening to head to the Supreme Court, driven more by ego than commonsense, they should be sorry for allowing desperation to overwhelm their sense of reasoning. Enough is enough,” he said.
The Minister commended the Tribunal for not only doing justice to the case but for explaining, in painstaking details that lasted hours, how it arrived at its judgement.
“We also thank Nigerians, who voted massively to re-elect President Buhari, for their continued support,” he said.
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