- Atiku Abubakar’s decision to head to the Supreme Court to challenge President Buhari’s victory at the election tribunal has been described as “the right decision” by Alhaji Balarabe Musa
- The former Kaduna state governor pointed out that even Buhari had proceeded to the Supreme Court when he was faced with a similar problem, some years ago
- Musa said the outcome of the Supreme Court will also enable Nigerians to know more about the law
Alhaji Atiku Abubakar’s decision to head to the Supreme Court to challenge President Muhammadu Buhari’s victory at the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal has been described as “the right decision”, by a former Kaduna state governor, Alhaji Balarabe Musa.
Musa said it was in the interest of Nigerians for the matter to be taken to the apex court, Daily Trust reports.
Legit.ng gathers that the former governor said taking the matter to the highest court in the land would show everybody that there is justice in the country.
He pointed out that even Buhari had proceeded to the Supreme Court when he was faced with a similar problem, some years ago.
He said: “I think his decision to go the Supreme Court is right. He should do it for his own sake because he feels aggrieved. That is one.
“Secondly, even his competitor, Buhari, went up to the Supreme Court when he had the same problem. So why can’t Atiku also go?
“Thirdly, it is even in the interest of Nigerians for the matter to go up to the Supreme Court because that will show everybody whether there is justice or not. The Supreme Court is supposed to be more articulate than the tribunal; therefore, it can do more justice.
“Finally, the outcome of the Supreme Court will enable Nigerians to know more about the law.
“Of course, in addition to this, I, therefore, say also that for me as an individual politician, there is no different between the PDP candidate, Atiku, and the APC candidate, Buhari.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that lawyers for Atiku Abubakar said they’ll rely on three grounds to get President Muhammadu Buhari’s victory at the Presidential Election Tribunal overturned by the Supreme Court.
Buhari’s victory at the polls was confirmed in a unanimous judgment by the five-man tribunal, and Atiku and his lawyers will be challenging the ruling.
Levy Uzoukwu (SAN), Atiku’s lead counsel, said the first ground upon which the challenge would be based, is the issue of qualification.
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