Atiku Abubakar
Atiku Abubakar

The People’s Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar, has reacted to the Supreme Court’s dismissal of his party’s suit seeking the disqualification of Kashim Shettima as the vice-presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC.

The PDP had asked the court to disqualify Mr Shettima over an alleged double nomination.

But ruling on the suit on Friday, the court dismissed the case on the PDP lacked the locus standi to institute the suit.

The court also awarded a sum of N2 million against the PDP.

Reacting to the court judgment, Mr Abubakar in a series of tweets said the dismissal of the case will not discourage him from seeking justice.

“The Supreme Court’s dismissal of the case of the PDP is not a setback to my quest for justice,” Atiku tweeted.

“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, 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.”

The former Vice President urged his supporters to exercise patience and conduct themselves peaceably as the party conduct its litigation at the Presidential Election Tribunal.

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