Shocking reactions from Nigerians react as former Vice President and Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the last presidential election, Atiku Abubakar’s loss at the Supreme Court.
Atiku had challenged the judgment of the Presidential Election Tribunal which affirmed the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari’s victory at the February 2019 poll.
However, the Supreme Court in a unanimous judgment on Wednesday affirmed that Buhari was validly elected as Nigeria’s President in the 23 February presidential election.
A seven-man panel of the court, headed by Justice Tanko Ibrahim Muhammad, the Chief Justice of Nigeria dismissed the appeal filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, challenging the victory of Buhari at the election.
The news has prompted mixed reactions among Nigerians on social media. See some reactions below:
It’s now quite obvious that the farce of a Democracy being practiced under APC and Buhari may not end anytime soon as the CJN has for the FIRST TIME in any Democratic history in Nigeria departed from the norm and handpicked Judges to preside over the Atiku appeal at the SC.
In matters like these with the high public interest and political tension on electoral disputes, Justice is not only to be done but care is usually taken to make it seem by all that Justice was done; hence, Nigeria’s CJNs always impanel the 7 most senior Judges at the SC to preside.
So in 1979 when Awolowo challenged Shagari, CJN Atanda Fatai-Williams chose alongside himself most senior Judges – Mohammed Bello, Andrew Obaseki, Kayode Eso, Ayo Irikefe, Chike Idigbe, and Mohammed Uwais.
This was the first time such a one was left out but precedent set.
Shout out to
- Atiku’s lawyers
The brain behind non-existent INEC server
Osita, the useless Star witness
The fake Kenyan ICT data analyst
Vociferous Segun Showunmi
Atiku’s online defenders
Y’all are the real winners of Atiku’s FAILED appeal. Y’all cashed out.
Idiagbon was in Saudi Arabia when IBB overthrew BUHARI GOVERNMENT in 1985. PMB is in Saudi Arabia today when BUHARI GOVERNMENT crushed Atiku.
Dear Nigerians, the matter don cast.
PDP cannot save you.
Atiku cannot save you.
The judiciary cannot save you.
The legislature cannot save you.
Only you can save yourself!