Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo has criticised Atiku Abubakar for his failure to congratulate President Muhammadu Buhari after the Supreme Court dismissed the appeal of the former Vice-President against the reelection of the President.
Concise News reports that the apex court on Wednesday dismissed the appeal of the Peoples Democratic Party and its presidential candidate, Atiku seeking to overturn the judgment of the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal which upheld the victory of the All Progressives Congress and its candidate President Buhari at the Feb. 2019 poll.
The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Tanko Mohammed, who led other members of the panel in the judgment said, “We have examined all the briefs and exhibits for over two weeks.
“And we agreed that there is no merit in this appeal. The appeal is dismissed. Reasons to be given on a date to be announced.”
Reacting to the judgement, however, Atiku on Wednesday said that he remained unbroken in spite of the Supreme Court judgment against his appeal.
The former Vice-President said that as a democrat, he fought a good fight for the Nigerian people and would keep on fighting for Nigeria, democracy and justice.
But Atiku’s comments were not well received by Kayamo who berated him for not congratulating President Buhari.
The minister wrote on his Twitter handle, “Congratulations Nigeria! All the lies and deceit have come to a crushing halt.
”About 7 months ago, I said the substance of the Petition was the most useless I have ever seen. Now, we have been vindicated. Henceforth, the opposition need to raise its game and be more constructive.
“A man who claims to be a democrat refuses to congratulate the winner of an election, even after highest court affirmed it. Rather, he takes a swipe at ALL democratic institutions. That’s the hallmark of a bad loser. It appears the DUBAI STRATEGY turned out to be the DUBAI TRAGEDY.”