The Supreme Court’s ruling on Wednesday which dismissed the petition of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, has continued to generate heated reactions.
The spokesman for the presidential campaign council of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Buba Galadima, has faulted the verdict of the Supreme Court on the 2019 presidential election outcome.
Speaking on Channels TV on Thursday, October 31, Buba Galadima, leader of the reformed All Progressives Congress (rAPC) members, faulted the judgement of the apex court.
Galadima said Nigerians want to know the court’s analysis which will explain how the seven-man panel arrived at its decision.
He claimed that Nigerians were unhappy with the ruling of the Supreme Court which affirmed President Muhammadu Buhari’s election.
He added that Nigerians would have been in a jubilation mood if the judgement had favoured the opposition PDP.
Speaking as a guest on Channels Television’s Politics Today on Wednesday, Galadima said if the highest court of the land had upturned the election of President Muhammadu Buhari, the entire nation would have been filled with jubilation.
“If this judgment today had been that Buhari was removed from office, I’m sure that by now, there would have been fireworks all over this country.
“People would have been jubilating, pouring water on the streets and celebrating. But have you seen any individual who has demonstrated that he is happy with this judgment?” he asked.
Galadima said his party is interested in knowing how the apex court arrived at its decision.
“We are waiting to hear the final analysis of how they arrived at that decision. And we as Nigerians have a cover under the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria whether it supports our view,” he said.
When asked to react on court judgments given against the PDP’s favour, Galadima noted that today’s development showed that the Nigerians were not happy with the ruling.
His comments follow the Supreme Court’s dismissal of an appeal filed by the PDP and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, challenging President Buhari’s victory in the presidential election.
A 7-man panel led by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad, dismissed Atiku’s appeal for lacking in merit.
Meanwhile, the PDP’s presidential candidate, Atiku, said he had accepted that the judicial choice he made in going to court had come to an end with the loss he suffered at the apex court.
He, however, said that he would leave Nigerians to decide whether justice was really gotten at the court.
The apex court judgement is eliciting mixed reactions among Nigerians across various political divides.
While some described it as a positive development, some alleged that it was a miscarriage of justice.
Also, some Nigerians advised all the levels of governments to move beyond the judgement and start focusing on delivering good governance to the citizens.
Source: Channel Tv