Chidi Samuel| Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and the presidential candidate of the main opposition PDP on Mondy said that the Supreme Court judgment which nullified the election of Emeka Ihedioha as the Governor of Imo State must be respected.
In a statement made available to newsmen by his media office, Atiku said his position is based on the premise that the verdict of the court is final.
“I can only say that since the Supreme Court is final, we must accept its judgment, however unexpected and unpalatable it may be. The Rule of law must guide our paths even if logic sheds light on a different path”.
“Let me state unequivocally that I solidarise with Emeka Ihedioha, a man I know to be a great leader of men and resources. In the fullness of time, I am convinced that he will overcome this setback and emerge stronger.”
The former vice president restating his full support for his party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and the need for it to continue to provide hope for the Nigerian people, however, regretted that “despotism and despair that has gripped almost every aspect of our national life.”
According to him, the PDP has “provided genuine democracy for this nation once before, and I believe it is our destiny to democratically restore what has been lost due to the encroachment of anti-democratic agents.”
“My greatest desire, and one I hope to see again in my lifetime, is that Nigeria will fulfill its potential as the land of Unity and Faith, Peace and Progress.
“These four ideals have been missing from our borders for a while, and all freedom-loving Nigerians ought to henceforth work together to bring them back. So, help us, God,” he concluded.