The Board of Trustees (BoT) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) expressed optimism on Thursday that the Supreme Court would overturn the judgment of the presidential election petition tribunal regarding the February 25th election.
The five-member panel, headed by Justice Haruna Tsammani, had, on September 6th, dismissed the petition filed by PDP’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, and his Labour Party counterpart, Peter Obi, challenging President Bola Tinubu’s victory in the election.
This was conveyed in a communiqué released at the conclusion of the 75th meeting of the PDP’s BoT in Abuja, as conveyed by the Chairman, Adolphus Wabara.
It read: “The BoT restates its rejection of the judgment of the PEPC in upholding the declaration of the APC as winner of the Feb. 25, Presidential election, in spite of the evidence clearly pointing to the contrary.
“The BoT is resolved to take urgent steps to resists the current manifest desperation by the All Progressives Congress (APC) to turn Nigeria into a one-party state.
“BoT has confidence in the capacity and courage of the Supreme Court to ultimately and decisively right the wrongs and correct the manifest errors contained in the judgment of the PEPC.”
“The BoT is seriously worried over the continued fall in the value of the naira arising from the ill-implemented policies of the APC with attendant devastating negative effect on the economy resulting in agonizing high costs and unbearable pressure on families,” the communiqué added.