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PDP To PEPC: Your Judgement Against Reason, Facts, Evidence, Constitution

Muhammed Abubakar, Reporting

THE People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has rejected the verdict of the Presidential Election Petition Court (PEPC) upholding the victory of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu and the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the February 25 polls.

The PDP, in a statement shortly after the delivery of the judgement, declared it as one “against reason, against the facts and evidence presented in Court; against the relevant Electoral Laws, Guidelines and Regulations as well as the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended).”

The party added that “indeed, the Judgement is generous in technicalities and very short in delivering substantial justice in the matter.”

In the statement signed by Mr Debo Ologunagba, National Publicity Secretary, the party urged Nigerians to remain calm while deciding on the next line of action in accordance with the law.

“Few moments ago, the Presidential Election Petition Court (PEPC) delivered Judgement in the Petition filed by our Party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its Candidate, Atiku Abubakar against the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu over the declaration of the APC and Senator Tinubu as Winner of the February 25, 2023 Presidential election by INEC.

“As a Party, we have had an initial review of the Judgement as delivered by the PEPC and we unequivocally reject the said Judgement in its entirety.

“The Judgement is against reason, against the facts and evidence presented in Court; against the relevant Electoral Laws, Guidelines and Regulations as well as the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended). Indeed, the Judgement is generous in technicalities and very short in delivering substantial justice in the matter.

“The PDP, as a law-abiding political Party, will with our lawyers, have a comprehensive review of the Judgement and decide on the next line of action within the ambit of the law.

“The PDP calls on Nigerians to remain at alert, calm and united as our Party continues to lead the charge to defend Democracy and ensure that the Will of the people as expressed in the February 25, 2023 Presidential election is respected and restored,” the statement read.

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