- Peter Obi has revealed why Atiku is challenging Buhari's victory at the tribunal
- Obi said Atiku and the PDP approached the presidential election petition tribunal to grow the nation’s democracy
- The former governor of Anambra said it would have been suicidal to ignore and let Buhari's victory go unchallenged
Peter Obi, the former vice presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has explained why former vice president Atiku Abubakar and his party dragged President Muhammadu Buhari to court over his victory in the Saturday, February 23 election.
Channels TV reports that in a statement issued on Tuesday, March 19, Obi said Atiku and the PDP approached the presidential election petition tribunal to grow the nation’s democracy.
Legit.ng gathered that he commended the former vice president and the party for choosing what he described as the most civilised manner to seek redress.
Obi, who was a former governor of Anambra state, noted that Atiku is always standing for democracy while the PDP has nurtured it for 16 years and conducted one of the most credible elections it lost and seamlessly handed over.
He asked the lovers of democracy and justice to be happy with the development, noting that it would have been suicidal to ignore “the monumental fraud” and let it go unchallenged.
“By challenging the fraud, we have decided to deepen democracy the civilised way as a party and a people that believe in the rule of law,” the statement said.
Obi called on all democrats to remain focused, stressing that victory would always come the way of those who seek justice and fairness.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the PDP presidential candidate asked the presidential election tribunal to declare him winner of the February 23 election.
It was reported that Atiku made the request in a petition filed before the tribunal in Abuja on Monday, March 18, where he challenged President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election.
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