Atiku Addresses Nigerians in World Press Conference Over Tribunal Judgement

Sep 7, 2023 | Entertainment, News


  • The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has rejected Wednesday’s court judgement upholding Bola Tinubu’s election as Nigeria’s president
  • The opposition party vowed to appeal the judgement at the Supreme Court, the final court on presidential election disputes
  • The five-member panel of the tribunal, led by Haruna Tsammani, had earlier dismissed the petitions of Atiku and other opposition candidates

FCT, AbujaFormer vice president and the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2023 election, Atiku Abubakar, is set to speak to Nigerians on the outcome of Wednesday’s (September 6) court judgement.

Other party chieftains joined Atiku at the PDP national headquarters in Wadata Plaza, Abuja, on Thursday, September 7.

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Atiku will take questions from the press concerning the tribunal’s judgement which left him disappointed. Photo credit: @royaltyuso
Source: Twitter

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Atiku, who has contested for the presidency at least five times and has never won, is still hopeful of attaining the coveted seat.

The Adamawa-born politician is determined to prove that he is the rightful winner of the 2023 presidential election and is widely expected to approach the Supreme Court “for justice” following the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal (PEPT’s) verdict against him.

Atiku to address world press conference

Recall Legit.ng reported on Atiku’s plan to speak at a ‘world press conference’.

This is coming after the PEPT threw out his case and upheld the victory of President Bola Tinubu.

Atiku, 76, has contested unsuccessfully for the Nigerian presidency on six occasions — in 1993, 2007, 2011, 2015, 2019, and 2023.

Shettima mocks Atiku after tribunal loss

Legit.ng also reported that vice-president Kashim Shettima, said the All Progressives Congress (APC) will “retire” Atiku to Kombina where he “can spend his days rearing goats, layers, and broilers”.

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Shettima was reacting to Wednesday, September 6, victory at the PEPT.

The former Borno governor stated that Dubai — which is considered the PDP candidate’s favourite destination — would not be Atiku’s terminus.

Why tribunal dismissed Atiku’s case

In another related news, Legit.ng reported that the PEPT dismissed the cases of the opposition parties because there were gaps in their petitions.

Source: Legit.ng





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