I’m heading to S/Court to ensure votes count –Atiku




Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the last general elections Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, Friday, said he is heading to the Supreme Court to ensure that votes of Nigerians count.

Atiku, who was reacting to Presidential Election Petition Tribunal’s judgment, which validated the election of President Muhammadu Buhari, also sought the support of Nigerians in his search for justice.

The former vice president in a statement he personally signed said: “Only by ensuring that democracy is not just done, but seen to be done, can Nigeria and Nigerians have a sense that this, our dear land is indeed a land where Unity, Faith, Peace and Progress reside.

“It is for this; and other patriotic reasons, that I am pursuing this judicial route: To ensure that the votes of Nigerians count and are counted.

“On this note, I urge all Nigerians to continue their support for this recourse to constitutional order via the courts. Even if there is little or nothing you can do to ensure that justice is done in Nigeria, just believe that it will happen. Let us never underestimate the effect of our belief in Nigeria.”

Speaking on the support he enjoyed from ordinary Nigerians, he said; “Once again, I thank you all for your support. I also thank the governors elected on the platform of my party, the PDP, as well as the PDP National Executive Committee (NEC), for their unanimous and unambiguous support for the judicial phase of this struggle, especially after it was announced that we would go on to appeal.”

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