The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Nigeria’s opposition party might be challenging the outcome of the presidential election tribunal in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital that on Wednesday upheld the election of President Muhammadu Buhari.
Eye9ja reports that the decision of Nigeria’s opposition party to challenge the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari was captured in a swift reaction statement after the tribunal upheld the victory of President Buhari in the 2019 presidential election.
The Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the Ogun state chapter, Chief Sikirulai Ogundele who revealed the plans of the PDP to approach the apex court over the judgement of the tribunal, described the tribunal judgement as a “mess.”
Eye9ja recalls that that Atiku Abubakar, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 election, had approached the Presidential Tribunal to declare him winner, arguing that the election was rigged in favour of Buhari.
However, the Tribunal on Wednesday, September 11, lead by Justice Mohammed Garba, said the PDP and Atiku failed to provide enough evidence to support the claims in the petition and reaffirmed President Buhari as the winner of 2019 presidential election.
But while reacting to the judgement of the tribunal, Ogundele, berated the Nigerian judiciary, saying that “it was not competent enough to deliver a fair judgment.”
“Personally, I’m not disappointed. It is expected of the judiciary as it had long been giving incompetent judgements.
” I don’t see them as competent and efficient enough to give a correct judgment.
“The judiciary has proven to the world that it has subjected itself to intimidation and harassment,” he said.
Ogundele added that “we have, however, agreed to move ahead to the apex court.”