- The minority caucus of the House of Representatives has reacted to the judgement of the Supreme Court on an application challenging the victory of President Buhari as president
- The caucus said members of the opposition in the House will not be deterred in its constitutional role of ensuring checks and balances within the system
- The leader of the minority caucus also commended Nigerians for standing with the PDP throughout the litigation process
The minority caucus of the House of Representatives has said that members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will not be discouraged by the judgment of the Supreme Court on the appeal filed by the party and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, on the 2019 presidential election.
The House minority leader, Ndudi Elumelu, said the judgment upholding the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari in the last election will not deter the opposition from carrying out its constitutional role of ensuring checks and balances within the system.
Elumelu in a statement released shortly after the judgment on Wednesday, October 30, said while the court's final decision is surprising to many, Nigerians must bear in mind that the Supreme Court remains the highest court in the land, making its decision final.
The House leader also assured that the development will not stop members of the opposition in the House of Representatives from continuing in its commitment of protecting the interest of Nigerians which includes; ensuring accountability, equity, fairness and strict adherence to the rule of law in all aspects of governance.
Also commending Nigerians for standing with the PDP throughout the litigation process, Elumelu assured that all hope is not lost.
He said that PDP as an opposition party in Nigeria will continue to insist on due process and propagate alternatives on programmes and policies in the general interest of the citizens.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Atiku in a reaction to the Supreme Court judgement said his legal tussle on the 2019 presidential election has ended.
Atiku said although defeated in the legal battle, his fight to restore the soul of Nigeria's democracy is unfettered.
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