In a political climate charged with uncertainty and legal battles, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has made a resolute statement regarding his ongoing feud with President Bola Tinubu.
He stated that he would only drop his fight if the Supreme Court rules in favor of the President.
This revelation came during a press conference held in Abuja, where Atiku addressed the recent controversy surrounding Tinubu’s academic records released by the Chicago State University (CSU).
Additionally, the Labour Party (LP) has weighed in on the matter, urging Atiku to keep his feud separate from their candidate, Peter Obi’s pursuit of justice at the apex court.
Touchaheart Nigeria reports on these significant developments.
Atiku’s Stand on the Supreme Court Verdict
Atiku’s commitment to his legal battle against President Tinubu was underscored during the press conference.
When asked if he would ever consider stepping down from the legal battle, Atiku firmly responded, “The case is still in court. ”
“I’ll only drop this fight if the court rules.”
“If the court rules that I’m right, fine, if the court rules that Tinubu is right, fine.”
” There’s no other court higher than the Supreme Court. ”
“That is where it all ends.”
This statement emphasizes the importance of the Supreme Court’s verdict as the ultimate determinant of the outcome of this legal dispute.
Addressing Allegations of Betrayal
Atiku also took the opportunity to address allegations that he betrayed Tinubu, his former political ally.
He clarified the history of their political relationship, stating, “I disagree with Tinubu, yes, it’s true that we came together in 2007. ”
“In Lagos, at the convention, I emerged the winner and got the party’s ticket. ”
“After I got the ticket, he sent me about five or six senior party men, and they met me and said Bola (Tinubu) wanted to be my running mate.”
Atiku explained that he had concerns about a Muslim-Muslim ticket and that this marked the end of their political association.
He also emphasized his commitment to a diverse and inclusive government, stating, “I won’t do a Muslim-Muslim ticket; we are a multi-ethnic and multi-religious people, and our government must reflect our diversity.”
LP’s Request to Keep Obi Out of the Feud
In response to Atiku’s call for Peter Obi and other political figures to join him in exposing the alleged secrets of the President, the Labour Party (LP) has appealed for Obi to focus solely on reclaiming his ‘stolen mandate’ in the Supreme Court.
LP’s National Publicity Secretary, Obiora Ifoh, released a statement saying, “The presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, is presently in the Supreme Court seeking to reclaim his stolen mandate and he is focused on that.”
The LP highlighted Obi’s commitment to justice and urged other interested parties to join them in their pursuit of a just nation.
What You Should Know
The political landscape in Nigeria remains dynamic, with legal battles and rivalries shaping the narrative. Atiku’s unwavering commitment to the Supreme Court’s verdict underscores the significance of this legal battle.
Furthermore, LP’s request for Peter Obi to remain focused on his pursuit of justice adds an interesting dimension to the ongoing political drama.
As the nation watches these developments unfold, the ultimate resolution of these issues will play a pivotal role in shaping the future of Nigerian politics.