Apologise to Nigerians, instead of appealing judgement, Mohammed tells Atiku
APC will defeat opposition even at world court, says Oshiomhole Labour commends tribunal’s ruling
Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has asked the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate in the last general elections, Atiku Abubakar, to apologise to Nigerians instead of appealing Wednesday’s ruling of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal.He stressed that the apology becomes necessary in that the petition, which he described as frivolous, distracted the President Muhammadu Buhari administration.
In a statement yesterday, he said while the PDP and Atiku reserve the right to pursue their petition to the highest level, they would be better served by dropping their desperation and realise that there was a limit to tomfoolery.
Besides, National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole yesterday vaunted that even if PDP proceeds to the world court at The Hague to challenge the Tribunal’s decision, which favoured President Buhari, it would still lose while APC would repeat the feat.
Oshiomhole spoke to State House Correspondents after he joined APC women leaders in the 36 states of the federation led by Salamatu Umar-Eluma to congratulate the President Buhari on his victory.
Meanwhile, organised labour commended the judgement of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal, saying it was a manifestation of the country’s independent and impartial judiciary.
In a statement in Kaduna, General Secretary of Textile Workers Union (TWU) and National Executive Council member of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Issa Aremu, noted that decisions of the five-man panel in Abuja showed that the nation’s judiciary has come of age in objectivity, rigour and impartiality.
Aremu cited decisions that President Buhari eminently qualified to contest the February 23, 2019 presidential election and that Atiku Abubakar of PDP is a Nigerian citizen and not a Camerounian as “significantly balanced, sensible for ordinary Nigerian voters.”