Posted by News Express | 1 March 2019 | 1,446 times
Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says the party is looking forward to meeting with the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar in court.
Aggrieved by the outcome of the presidential election, Atiku had described it as the worst in 30 years and vowed to challenge it.
But the APC chairman believes “from day 1, Atiku made up his mind that unless he wins, the election is not free and fair and it is only free and fair if he is returned as the candidate”.
He, therefore, stated that he is free to go to court.
“You cannot possibly deny anyone the right to challenge the outcome of an election however free and fair… like myself when I believed I was cheated out,” Oshiomhole said Wednesday during a briefing in Abuja.
“If you have cause to dispute the outcome of an election, the only lawful way open to you is to go to court.
“So, we hope and we are looking forward to meeting Alhaji Atiku Abubakar in court and the facts will be laid bare but if I might dare him, we might also choose to cross-petition.”
Speaking further, Oshiomhole criticised Atiku over his comments about investors pulling out of Nigeria following his loss, as well as other previous comments.
Months prior to the elections, the PDP candidate had said he would sell the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), and also enrich his friends if he was elected.
But with a winning margin of 3.9 million votes against him, he maintained that when you calmly look at the numbers declared by the electoral umpire “they do not add up”.
•Excerpted from a Channels TV report
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