Commends Solidarity By Nigerians
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says Nigerians are now anxiously
looking up to the judiciary to have the courage to do justice in the
Presidential election tribunal.
The party says the general expectation pervading the nation across the
board is that the judiciary, as the last hope of the common man, will be
dauntless in addressing the substance of the petition by the peoples’
candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, in the collective quest to retrieve a
stolen mandate through the legal process.
PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, who stated this
while receiving a Coalition of Young Professionals in Abuja, who paid
the party a solidarity visit at its National Secretariat in Abuja on
Friday, however urged Nigerians not to lose faith in the country and its
Ologbondiyan said, “As a party, we have made a solid case before the
panel. Our candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, had also presented his case
supported by credible evidence. We had presented incontrovertible
evidence to show that our Presidential mandate was stolen. Every
Nigerian now looks on to the judicial officers for justice.
“Nigerians are waiting and hoping that the judiciary will have the
courage to do justice in the presidential election petition.
“In the face of the anguish, pains, calamitous events, bloodletting,
strong division, resentment, insecurity, acute hunger and starvation
crippling our country, Nigerians’ only hope is now in the judiciary to
save our nation by addressing the substance of the petition by Atiku and
“Our party urges Nigerians not to lose hope in their nation because we
have no other country to call our own; even the judicial officers are
also Nigerians, so we must keep hope alive believing, that like I said
earlier, the judiciary will consider the substance of the matter and the
evidence before it”.
The PDP thanked Nigerians across the board for the solidarity and
support in the struggle and assured of its determination to pursue the
cause to a logical conclusion.
According to Ologbondiyan, “our party has continued to receive immense
support from Nigerians from all walks of lives on this struggle and even
in the diaspora. This is one cause that has united Nigerians,
irrespective of ethnicity, creed and political leaning.
“We have been receiving outpouring of overwhelming solidarity from
well-meaning Nigerians, including key professional groups, youth groups,
drivers of key sectors of our economy, market women, traditional,
faith-based and community leaders, as well as patriotic individuals
within the APC, who abhor the manipulations of their party and INEC in
stealing our Presidential mandate. We believe that justice will be
served at the end of the day as the singular way to move our nation
forward”, Ologbondiyan said.
Earlier at the meeting, the Convener of the Coalition, Alhaji Shehu
Abubakar Magaji, commended the leadership of the party for effectively
mobilizing Nigerians in the 2019 general elections in the collective
quest to rescue the nation from the misrule of the APC.
He assured that Nigerians are “solidly behind the PDP and Atiku Abubakar
in the efforts to reclaim the Presidential mandate through the courts.