Presidential Poll: Go To Court If You Wish, APC Tells Atiku
Atiku Abubakar, the 2019 presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has been told to make good his threat of seeking legal redress over the outcome of the just concluded presidential race.
The advise is coming from the All Progressive Congress (APC) whose candidate, President Muhammadu Buhari, won the race which began last weekend.
Mr Buhari trounced the former vice president widely known as Atiku, by over 4 million votes to actualize his second term political ambition.
The loser while reacting to the development threatened to reclaim his alleged mandate through the judiciary. Atiku said had the rescheduled exercise been free, fair and credible, he would have wasted no time to congratulate the winner, a demand one of his supporters had made.
But speaking through Boss Mustapha, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) the party said it was not bothered by the option of the PDP candidate to seek redress in court.
Mr Mustapha spoke on Wednesday night after a thank-you dinner organised by Buhari for the campaign organisation of the All Progressive Congress (APC) to celebrate his victory at the poll.
“We are not jittery at all because the process was open and transparent,” the SGF said.
“It was a credible election and we will continue to savour in the victory but in the process too, we will extend the hand of friendship for the purpose of nation-building and reconciliation
“Our Electoral Act and the constitution have both provided a window for whoever is dissatisfied with the process of election to seek redress. That is the path, and we will encourage them to go along that path,” the party said.
The APC said with the president’s re-election, the administration will invest more on infrastructural development.