Skip to main content

'Those discouraging Atiku from challenging Buhari in court are evil' - Obasanjo


Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has said those opposed to the decision of Atiku Abubakar to seek legal redress over the outcome of the presidential election have evil minds.
 
Atiku, who contested under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), lost to President Muhammadu Buhari in the March 23 election.
 
Speaking on the judgement of the Osun governorship tribunal, Obasanjo said Atiku did the right thing by challenging Buhari’s victory.
 

He said without a reasonable cause, Buhari went to the court to challenge his loss in three elections, wondering why some people were trying to “stop Atiku from going to court”. On Friday, the tribunal declared Ademola Adeleke of the PDP as winner of the September 2018 election in the state.
In a statement on Saturday, Obasanjo said the nullification of the election, which he described as an illegality, has given renewed confidence in the judiciary. “While I was in Dubai to attend the Global Education and Skills Forum meeting, I received the news of the judgment of the Osun State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal declaring Senator Ademola Adeleke, the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), the winner of the 2018 Governorship election in the state,” Obasanjo said.
“Let me take this opportunity to commend the tribunal for its courage in nullifying what was clearly an illegality. This action by the judicial officers, albeit a first step in the legal process, gives renewed confidence in the judiciary at a time when there are coordinated efforts by some political leaders to undermine, if not destroy, it.
“As I have repeatedly said, the world is watching events in Nigeria with keen interest. What we do or do not do right in our electoral process will have implications not just for Nigeria but for Africa and indeed the world. By correcting what was clearly a desperate attempt to change the will of the Osun people, the tribunal has saved Nigeria from great embarrassment and started the process of saving and strengthening our democracy.
“Let me also commend Sen. Adeleke for his statesmanship in going to court to seek justice. This is the right

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Meet The Hottest Girl On Instagram ATM: Queen Twerk! Face Like An Angel, Booty Like Nicki Minaj

This days getting a butt job is not really a big deal, you just take fat from any area in your body and insert it into the butt, but I hear hers is real. Almost anyone is following her on IG, she post racy pic and sometimes twerk! And you know anybody wants to see a big booty girl Twerk  . See more pictures after the cut.

Cardi B Has Welcomed Her and Offset's Baby Girl

Cardi B has welcomed her first child with her husband Offset—a baby girl, the rapper has just confirmed on Instagram. "Kulture Kiari Cephus 07/10/18🎀🌸 @offsetyrn," she wrote in the caption, revealing her daughter's full name.

Update: Parents rush hospitals in Lagos Island to see the state of their children rescued from collapsed school building

19 persons including seven school pupils and 12 adults, have been rescued from the three-storey building that collapsed in the Ita-Faji area of Lagos Island today Wednesday March 13th.  Rescue operations spearheaded by men of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) are still ongoing while the police and other security operatives are monitoring the security situation at the scene.