Former Vice President and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential Candidate in the last election, Atiku Abubakar’s recent statement attempting to accuse the All Progressives Congress (APC) and President Bola Ahmed Tinubu of plotting to undermine the judiciary has been dismissed as “laughable and jejune” by the ruling party.
In their response, the APC criticized Atiku for not providing any evidence to support his claims and described his allegations as “innuendos, insinuations, and outright lies.” They accused Atiku of attempting to blackmail and intimidate the judiciary while being a party to a case before the Presidential Election Petition Court.
The APC highlighted President Tinubu’s history of advocating for democracy, rule of law, and the independence of the judiciary during his tenure as Governor of Lagos State from 1999 to 2007, challenging decisions of the PDP-led Federal Government that infringed on states’ rights.
They stressed that President Tinubu’s track record as a champion of rule of law makes it highly unlikely that he would undermine the judiciary.
Emphasizing the transparency of the February 25, 2023, Presidential election that brought President Tinubu to power, the APC asserted that they have presented a solid defense of the election result through their legal team.
They expressed confidence in the judiciary’s impartiality in delivering its ruling based on the evidence and legal arguments before it.
The APC called on Atiku Abubakar to respect the judiciary’s role and refrain from attempting to discredit an important institution of the state for political gain. They concluded by stating that such desperate actions are unbecoming of a former Vice President of Nigeria and should cease immediately.
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