The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, are set to address a global press conference on Thursday, September 7, 2023.
This announcement comes in the wake of the recent ruling by the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal, which dismissed Atiku Abubakar’s case and upheld President Bola Tinubu’s victory in the February 25, 2023, presidential election.
Atiku Abubakar, along with his Labour Party counterpart, Peter Obi, publicly rejected the tribunal’s verdict on Wednesday, reiterating their stance against the outcome of the election.
In response to this decision, the Legal Adviser to the Labour Party, Kehinde Edun, expressed unwavering determination to contest the tribunal’s judgment by pursuing the case at the Supreme Court.
Furthermore, Atiku Abubakar’s Lead Counsel, Chris Uche, SAN, has confirmed that he has received instructions from his client to initiate an appeal at the Supreme Court.
“The judgment has been delivered but we have not received justice. Luckily, the law has given us leverage to go on appeal to the Supreme Court. We have instructions from our clients to go to the Supreme Court. The struggle continues.”
Expressing their clear dissatisfaction with the recent Tribunal ruling that upheld President Tinubu’s election victory, Atiku, a former Vice President, along with the Acting National Chairman of the PDP, Ambassador Umar Damagun, announced their intention to hold a global press conference on this matter.
The conference is scheduled to take place at the NEC Hall, situated on the ground floor of the PDP National Headquarters, commencing at 2:30 pm.
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The official invitation extended to journalists by the party’s National Director of Publicity stated:
“Hello Gentlemen of the Press, good evening.
“This is to invite you to a press briefing to be addressed by the Acting National Chairman, Ambassador Umar Iliya Damagun and PDP Presidential Candidate, H.E. Atiku Abubakar, GCON.”
This move sets the stage for what could be a pivotal legal battle in the aftermath of the country’s closely watched presidential election.