Breaking: Atiku calls for calm after S’Court ruling on Shettima’s double normination

Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar on Friday called on his supporters to exercise patience and conduct themselves peaceably as “We diligently conduct our litigation at the Presidential Election Tribunal Court.”
PDP had taken Bola Tinubu and Kashim Shettima of the All Progressives Congress, APC, to court, contending that at the time Shettima was picked by Tinubu as running mate, he was already a senatorial candidate of the party.
PDP had urged the court to disqualify Shettima for double normination and also disqualify the Tinubu/Shettima joint ticket.
But the Supreme Court in it’s judgment on Friday, dismissed the PDP suit.
The apex court hed that PDP not being a member of the APC, he had no business getting involved in the matters of the party.
The Supreme Court called PDP a “meddlesome interloper,” in dismissing the suit.
Reacting to the judgment on Friday, Atiku in his tweets, said:  “The Supreme Court’s dismissal of the case of the @OfficialPDPNig is not a setback to my quest for justice. Our legal team are primed to robustly prove that the election of February 25 was fraudulent, did not comply with the constitutional requirements and the electoral guidelines of the Independent National Electoral Commission, @inecnigeria, and that the announced winner was not even qualified to contest the poll.
“The battle for democracy and the enthronement of a new order to spur growth and development in Nigeria is one to which I have committed my all and for which I am not ready to walk away at this point when our nation is at crossroads.
“We know that sooner than later, our esteemed Justices will make the pronouncement that will serve as a befitting requiem for mandate bandits.
“I urge my supporters to exercise patience and conduct themselves peaceably as we diligently conduct our litigation at the Presidential Election Tribunal Court,” he added.

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