The spokesman for the presidential campaign council of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Buba Galadima, said that the entire nation would have been jubilating if the Supreme Court had sacked President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday.
The PDP chieftain made this known while speaking on Channels Television on Wednesday after the apex court judgement.
Concise News had reported that a Supreme Court panel had dismissed the appeal of PDP and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar. The appeal is challenging the verdict of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal. The tribunal had affirmed the victory of Buhari in the February election.
Galadima also faulted the verdict of the Supreme Court on the 2019 presidential election outcome, saying his party is interested in knowing how the apex court arrived at its decision.
He noted that today’s development showed that the Nigerians were not happy with the ruling.
He said: “If this judgment today had been that Buhari was removed from office, I’m sure that by now, there would have been fireworks all over this country.
“People would have been jubilating, pouring water on the streets and celebrating. But have you seen any individual who has demonstrated that he is happy with this judgment?” he asked.
“We are waiting to hear the final analysis of how they arrived at that decision. And we as Nigerians have a cover under the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria whether it supports our view,” he said.
Concise News had reported that Atiku has alleged that the Nigerian judiciary has been sabotaged and undermined by an overreaching and dictatorial cabal.
Atiku in a statement after the court judgment on Wednesday, thanked all Nigerians who had stayed the course since the commencement of trial in the petition on the February 23 presidential election. He added that the judgement was part of democratic challenges “we must face as a nation.”
The former vice president said to those who thought they had broken his spirit, he was sorry to disappoint them. He said he was too focused on Nigeria to think about himself, adding that he gave up that luxury twenty years ago, saying that “the question is not if I am broken. The question is if Nigeria is whole?”