More reactions have trailed the latest disclosure made by the ruling party in the case between it and the main opposition party.
Nigerians have made several reactions to the incident. According to Information Nigeria, Nigerians have taken to their Twitter handle to express their opinions on claims by the ruling All Progressive Congress(APC) that the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) Presidential candidate in the February 23rd poll, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, is not a Nigerian.
This allegation was made at the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Abuja today where the party said that Atiku is a Cameroonian and as such is not eligible to contest an election in Nigeria.
It will be recalled that Atiku of PDP contested against President Muhammadu Buhari of the ruling APC. The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC declared Buhari winner of the presidential election. But, Atiku and the PDP vowed to challenge the outcome in court and has started the legal battle.
In their reactions, Nigerians knocked the ruling Party for making such submission at the tribunal.
Now I strongly believe Buhari didn’t win the election — Majidadi (@PrinceFromDilli) April 12, 2019
This party’s madness is growing more feathers — Yemiojo Samuel (@yemmmyojo) April 12, 2019
And he was your vice president for 8 years? — Ogoh odaudu (@OOdaudu) April 12, 2019
Recall that the ruling All Progressive Progressive Congress(APC) had filed a motion at the Presidential election tribunal sitting in Abuja against the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) and its presidential candidate in the 2019 presidential election, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.
The APC told the Tribunal that former Vice President and Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) candidate in the February 23rd Presidential poll, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, is not a Nigeria national and as such not qualified not to contest an election.
It further claimed that the Adamawa state born politician is from Cameroun and prayed the tribunal to throw away his suit challenging the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari.
In another development, Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has made a surprising political move in the state in his reaction to the judgment of the Supreme Court in the suits filed by the All Progressives Congress, APC and its factional Governorship candidate, Tonye Cole.
Governor Wike extended the olive branch to the APC and his predecessor, Rotimi Amaechi, to join hands with him as he seeks to take Rivers state to the next level during his second term.
He made this call after the Supreme Court dismissed a suit by the Rivers APC seeking to annul the governorship election in the state on the ground that it failed to field a candidate.
In his words:
Although the present politics of acrimony and bitterness may have strayed from the noble path of the past, I still believe that we shall be better of standing and working together for our State and our people. “I, therefore, appeal to the APC and the Minister of Transportation to join hands with us to move our dear State forward. We cannot as leaders continue to remain divided and expect the Government to deliver on its responsibilities to our people.”
Will the APC and Amaechi accept Wike’s call?
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