The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has said he respects the judgement of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT) but refuses to accept it because it lacks justice.
The former Vice President stated this on Thursday at a press conference held at the PDP National Secretariat in Abuja.
Atiku stated that the “war” over the 2023 Presidential election is still on and has directed his lawyers to appeal the judgement and proceed to the Supreme Court.
He said: “I respect the judgement of yesterday but I refuse to accept it because it lacks justice. In the words of my mentor, Shehu Yar Adua, ‘losing a battle is less important than losing a war.’
“We shall win the war of restoring confidence and restoring hope in our electoral system. The war is not over.”
Goldennewsng reported that Atiku had challenged the victory of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu in court, but the presidential election tribunal threw out his petition for lack of merit and upheld Tinubu’s election.