The Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the 2023 election, Atiku Abubakar has formally told his lawyers to appeal the judgement of the Presidential Election Petition’s court at the Supreme Court, deeming yesterday’s judgement as bereft of substantial justice.

Atiku who addressed newsmen in Abuja said despite rejecting the judgement, he remained confident in the Judiciary’s integrity and status as the last hope of the common man.

“Though the judgement of yesterday is respected, it is a judgement I refused to accept. I refused to accept the judgement because I believe it is bereft of substantial justice,”

“However, the disappointment in the verdict of the court can never destroy my confidence in the judiciary.

“Consequently, I have asked my lawyers to activate my constitutionally guaranteed rights of appeal to the higher court, which in this instance, is the Supreme Court of Nigeria.”

He said he was committed to ensuring a more transparent and credible electoral process.

Atiku, while addressing members of the Party, reminded them of the need to remain patriotic to the party and foster national Unity and Cohesion.

The briefing was attended by several party chieftains, including Acting Chairman, Illya Damagum who said the party would immediately review the election framework of the party.

The Presidential Election Petition Court had yesterday dismissed the prayers of Atiku, and his Labour Party counterpart, Peter Obi, and upheld the victory of President Bola Tinubu.

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