The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) has called on former Vice President and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 presidential poll, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar to accept the verdict of Nigerians and the affirmation of the Supreme Court of President Muhammadu Buhari’s victory at the poll, as a true democrat.
In a statement issued yesterday by the spokesman of the forum, Alhaji Muhammad Ibrahim, the forum also appealed to President Buhari to be magnanimous in victory and invite the opposition to join hands in building a peaceful and prosperous Nigeria.
“The challenges of elections through the due process of the democratic institution is part of strengthening of our democracy.
“ACF once again call on Alhaji Atiku as a true democrat to accept the verdict of Nigerians and the affirmation of the Supreme Court of President Muhammadu Buhari victory at the 2019 polls.
ACF also appeal to President Buhari to be magnanimous in victory and invite the opposition to join hands in building a peaceful and prosperous Nigeria.”
PDP Expresses Shock over Verdict
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has expressed shock at the judgment of the Supreme Court on the presidential election petition filed by the party and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.
In a statement by the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, the main opposition party said, “indeed, what we witnessed today was not what majority of Nigerians, who participated and observed the Presidential election
expected; and this includes even members of the APC.
The PDP argued that it indeed made a solid case, with undisputable evidence, showing that Atiku won the presidential election, adding that it was surprised that the justices of the Supreme Court held otherwise.