Supreme Court: Atiku Abubakar says Nigeria as a nation is at loss

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the 2023 election, Atiku Abubakar, says that Nigeria as a nation is ill-fated.

This is coming about 72 hours after the Supreme Court dismissed the former vice president’s appeal for lacking in merit and affirmed the victory of President Bola Tinubu, as the winner of the February presidential election.

In the lead judgment delivered by the Chairman of the seven-man panel, Justice Inyang Okoro, the apex court refused to consider the academic records of the President obtained from the Chicago State University, which Atiku sought to tender as fresh evidence to prove his allegation of certificate forgery against the former Lagos state governor.

The other justices on the panel-Uwani Aji, Mohammed Garba, Ibrahim Saulawa, Adamu Jauro, Abubakar Tijjani, and Emmanuel Agim, agreed with the lead judgment dismissing Atiku appeals.

The former vice president, speaking during a press conference in Abuja, on Monday, however, said Nigeria was the bigger loser of the court verdict.

He said, “The bigger loss is not mine but for Nigeria. If the Supreme Court implies that crime is good and should be rewarded, then Nigeria has lost, and the country is doomed irrespective of who occupies the office”.

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