Atiku Vs Buhari: PDP based their evidence on a Yahoo-Yahoo man from Kenya – Oshiomhole
In an apparent jab at the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, the Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Adams Oshiomhole said PDP and its candidate, Atiku Abubakar were bound to lose their case at the Supreme Court because they had no evidence.
He spoke in response to statements by Buba Galadima of the PDP on Politics Today on Channels TV. According to him, PDP relied on the evidence of a Yahoo-Yahoo man from Kenya whom he said admitted he had no certification from any globally-recognised certifying body.
Atiku lost at the Supreme Court on Wednesday when the apex court validated the election of President Muhammadu Buhari.
Oshiomhole said Atiku should now begin to behave like a loyal opposition and help in nation-building. He added that Atiku did the right thing by toeing the path of the rule of law.
Meanwhile, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has expressed shock at the Wednesday judgment of the Supreme Court on the Presidential Election Petition filed by the party and its Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.
The party expressed the shock in a statement issued by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan, on Wednesday in Abuja, while reacting to the Supreme Court judgment that upheld the election of President Muhammadu Buhari.
Ologbondiyan said the party was awaiting the Supreme Court to release the details of its judgment to see how it arrived at it
He contended that what was witnessed in the judgment was not what majority of Nigerians who participated and observed the presidential election expected, including the All Progressives Congress (APC).
He said that the PDP indeed made a solid case, with indisputable evidence, showing that Abubakar won the Presidential election.
Ologbondiyan said that the party was as such surprised that the justices of the Supreme Court held otherwise.
“However, that is the highest court of the land.
“Notwithstanding, the distinction of our case remains for Nigerians, including generations yet unborn, to appreciate,’’ he stated.
He added that nevertheless, PDP and the nation awaited the justices of the Supreme Court to release their reasons behind the verdict.
Ologbondiyan expressed the party’s gratitude to millions of Nigerians across board for voting for Abubakar in the election.
He also commended their unflinching support for the PDP during the election and throughout the duration of court proceedings.