Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) vice presidential candidate in the 2019 presidential election, Peter Obi, has said the concern of all discerning minds from the Supreme Court ruling on the appeal against the election result should be on its effect in the society.
He made this comment in reaction to Wednesday’s Supreme Court judgment that dismissed the appeal of the PDP and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar against the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its candidate, President Muhammadu Buhari.
In a statement, Obi said that the issue really was not about the parties or the candidates but about “our society and what we are bequeathing to our children.
Obi, also a former Governor of Anambra state, said “the candidate and the party decided to approach the court after the election because they were sufficiently convinced that what was declared by INEC did not reflect the vote cast by a majority of Nigerians.
“The issue here is not about the candidates or the party; it’s about democracy and our society”
Obi also commended Nigerians for their commitment to PDP and to democracy and urged them not to relent. He also commended the legal team for all their efforts that would undoubtedly enrich the nation’s jurisprudence.
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