Nigeria’s governing party, the All Progressives Congress APC says it is ready to meet the People’s Democratic Party PDP and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar at the country’s apex court.
National Chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomhole made the statement on Thursday, while speaking to Journalists at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Oshiomhole said the same facts that gave President Buhari victory at the election tribunal will suffice at the Supreme court.
“We as a party, we are confident, if it is within the Nigerian law, for PDP to go even to the World Court, we will meet them there. The Supreme court is Supreme court of Nigeria not Supreme court of APC or PDP.
“We are ready to meet them, President Buhari is ready to meet defeated Atiku Abubakar at the Supreme Court and the All Progressives Congress is ready to meet PDP at that court and Adam Oshiomhole is ready to meet my brother Secondus (PDP National Chairman) there. He will take second and I will take first,” the APC Chairman declared.
The APC Chairman urged Atiku Abubakar and the entire members of the opposition party to forget about what happened at the polls and support President Buhari, to move Nigeria forward.
He said: “The matter has been resolved and it is time to queue behind the winner and move on. Afterall, our winner is the best example that losing one election is not tantamount to the end of your political life. He lost three and today he is President.”
The APC Chairman thanked the judiciary for doing its job thoroughly, within the confines of Nigeria’s electoral act and the laws of the land.
He said the PDP had deceived itself earlier, by taking its case to the social media, thinking its candidate would be declared winner at the end of the day.
Following the judgement of the tribunal, the PDP had declared since Wednesday that it will appeal the judgement of the Presidential election petition tribunal, which upheld the election of the Nigerian leader.