- On Wednesday, September 6, the presidential tribunal dismissed all petitions challenging Bola Tinubu's election victory and affirmed him as the winner of the 2023 presidential poll
- In a swift reaction, Vice President Kashim Shettima vowed to retire PDP flagbearer, Atiku Abubakr, after his defeat at the tribunal
- However, Atiku responded on Thursday, September 7, saying, it was not time for him to retire from politics in Nigeria
The flagbearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the February 25, 2023 presidential election, Atiku Abubakar, has sent a strong reply to Vice President Kashim Shettima.
Apparently replying to VP Shettima who said he would buy goats and sheep for Atiku to go into political retirement, the PDP flagbearer, vowed to continue contributing his quota in deepening democracy, Daily Trust reported.
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Atiku, who spoke through his media adviser, Paul Ibe, said, “he is not going into retirement and will instead continue to be part of the struggle to deepen democracy in the country”.
The statement also described as false, reports that Atiku has congratulated President Bola Ahmed Tinubu over the outcome of the election petition tribunal.
Election petition: PDP breaks silence over tribunal loss to Tinubu, APC
Following the final declaration of the presidential election petition tribunal in favour of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, reactions have begun to trail the ruling.
The acting chairman of the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Umar Damagum, has expressed his surprise at the final verdict of the presidential election petition tribunal.
Damagum stated this on Thursday, September 7, at the party's press conference in Abuja.
Tribunal: Akpabio reveals why Nigerians should support Tinubu’s govt
The Senate President, Godswill Akpabio, has lauded the judgement of the Presidential Election Petition Court (PEPC), which on Wednesday, September 6, affirmed the victory of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu as President and Kashim Shettima as Vice President.
In a statement on Thursday, September 7, Akpabio said the country’s electoral process is making steady progress and deserves the appreciation and support of all citizens.