Ex- Vice-Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Peter Obi on Tuesday revealed why former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and the opposition party are challenging President Muhammadu Buhari’s victory at the tribunal in the February 23 election.
Contained in a statement and made available to newsmen, Obi believed that the Atiku and the PDP approached the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal to grow the nation’s democracy.
He hailed the former vice president and the party for choosing what he described as the most civilised manner to seek redress.
According to him, Atiku is always standing for democracy while the PDP has nurtured it for 16 years and conducted one of the most credible elections it lost and seamlessly handed over.
He further asked the lovers of democracy and justice to be happy with the development, saying that it would have been suicidal to ignore “the monumental fraud” and let it go unchallenged.
Obi through the statement said, ” by challenging the fraud, we have decided to deepen democracy the civilised way as a party and a people that believe in the rule of law,” the stat
The former governor of Anambra state, however called on Democrats to remain focused, noting that victory would always come the way of those who seek justice and fairness.
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