👤 Abdul Tukur, DENISAURUS News
Atiku Abubakar’s case at the Supreme Court, challenging the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari in the presidential election held on February 23, 2019, has been dismissed.
Six judges led by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad passed a unanimous verdict against the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
The appeal filed by Alhaji Atiku of the PDP after the Court of appeal was rejected today.
Instead President Buhari of the All Progressives Congress was affirmed the winner of the elections.
Alhaji Atiku said the judiciary “like every estate of our realm has been sabotaged.”
“The Nigerian judiciary, just like every estate of our realm, has been sabotaged and undermined by an overreaching and dictatorial cabal, who have undone almost all the democratic progress the Peoples Democratic Party and its administrations nurtured for sixteen years, up until 2015.
“Can Nigeria continue like this? Recently, former United States Assistant Secretary of State for Africa, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, averred that Nigeria had rolled back the democratic gains she made in 2015. When democracy is rolled back, the economy, the society and the judiciary will not be far behind.
“Today, the nail has been put on the coffin and the gains we collectively made since 1999 are evaporating, and a requiem is at hand.”
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