- The APC national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, has reacted to President Buhari's victory over Atiku at the tribunal
- Presidential election petition tribunal had on Wednesday, September 11, affirmed Buhari as the winner of the February 23 election
- According to the APC national chairman, Buhari will still defeat Atiku and the PDP at the Supreme Court
Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has declared that the former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) would suffer terrible defeat if they decide to appeal tribunal's judgement at the Supreme Court.
The presidential election petitions tribunal had on Wednesday, September 11, delivered judgment in favour of President Buhari. The tribunal declared Buhari as the winner of February 23 presidential election.
The Nation reports that Oshiomhole said President Muhammadu Buhari would defeat Atiku and his party if they decide to go to the world court or Supreme Court to challenge the ruling of the tribunal on the last presidential election.
Legit.ng gathered that the APC chairman made the disclosure on Thursday, September 12, while speaking with State House correspondents when he accompanied the party's women leaders from the national, zonal and 36 states of the federation to meet with the president.
It was learnt that the women leaders were led to the State House by their leader, Hajia Salamatu Umar-Eluma, to congratulate the president on his victory at the election tribunal. They were also in the Villa to thank the president for appointing seven women among the 43 ministers recently sworn in.
Oshiomhole said he was optimistic that no surprise would come out from the Supreme Court as the judges are most likely to rely on the appeal court’s ruling.
He said: “We as a party, we are confident that if it is within the Nigerian law for PDP to go even to the world court, we will meet them there. The Supreme Court of Nigeria is not that of PDP or the APC, the Supreme Court is governed by law and is to interpret the evidence before the Court of Appeal.
"They are not at liberty to introduce new issues neither can they bring in new witnesses. So, if it is what I heard yesterday which I believe you also heard, thanks to the media, most Nigerians were detained for eight hours listening to arguments of the judges one after the other.
"President Buhari is now ready to meet defeated Atiku Abubakar at the Supreme Court and the APC is ready to meet the PDP at the Supreme Court and Adams Oshiomhole is ready to meet my brother Secondus at the Supreme Court and he will take second and I will take first, Isha Allah.”
He noted that they were not in doubt that victory would be theirs, adding that the PDP only tried to blackmail every institution so that their candidate could become the president even if it is not the will of the Nigerian people.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that Governor Wike on Wednesday, September 11, congratulated President Buhari on his victory against Atiku at the election tribunal.
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