Atiku Abubakar has rejected the verdict of the Supreme Court which dismissed his petition against President Muhammadu Buhari’s victory yesterday, stating that his spirit was not broken.
The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) during the past elections said that Nigeria’s democratic process had been ruined by a dictatorial cabal and promised to continue fighting for Nigeria, democracy, and justice.
The Nigerian judiciary, just like every estate of our realm, has been sabotaged and undermined by an overreaching and dictatorial cabal, who have undone almost all the democratic progress the Peoples Democratic Party and its administrations nurtured for sixteen years, up until 2015.
Can Nigeria continue like this? Recently, former United States Assistant Secretary of State for Africa, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, averred that Nigeria had rolled back the democratic gains she made in 2015. When democracy is rolled back, the economy, the society, and the judiciary will not be far behind. Today, the nail has been put on the coffin and the gains we collectively made since 1999 are evaporating, and a requiem is at hand.
To those who think they have broken my spirit, I am sorry to disappoint you. I am too focused on Nigeria to think about myself. I gave up that luxury twenty years ago. The question is not if I am broken. The question is if Nigeria is whole?
This is not a time for too many words. It will suffice for me to remind Nigeria of this — we are an independent nation, and we are the architects of our fate. If we do not build a free Nigeria, we may end up destroying her, and God forbid that that should be the case.Atiku Abubakar – pulse.ng
The Supreme Court yesterday had dismissed Atiku’s petition against the President, saying that it lacked merit.