The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has asked the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential candidate in the 2019 general elections, to apologise to Nigerians for distracting the President Muhammadu Buhari led administration with an election petition.
In a statement issued on Thursday, the Minister said while the PDP and its candidate reserved the right to pursue their petition to the highest level, they will be better served by dropping their toga of desperation and realize that there is a limit to tomfoolery.
“Nigerians are tired of this orchestrated distraction, and will rather wish that the opposition, having lost at the polls and in court, will now join hands with the government to move Nigeria to the next level.
“This is more so that the judgement validating the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari was unanimous that the petition lacked merit, that the petitioners failed to prove any of the grounds upon which their case was anchored and that President Buhari is eminently qualified to contest the poll.
“It is intriguing that a party that trumpets the rule of law at every turn will present, in open court, evidence it claimed to have obtained by hacking into a supposed INEC server. Don’t they realize this is a criminal act for which they are liable? Instead of threatening to head to the Supreme Court, driven more by ego than commonsense, they should be sorry for allowing desperation to overwhelm their sense of reasoning. Enough is enough.
“We also thank Nigerians, who voted massively to re-elect President Buhari, for their continued support,” he said.
Yans reported that the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal upheld the election of President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the February 23 general election.
The Election Petition Tribunal in Abuja on Wednesday dismissed the petition of the Peoples Democratic Party and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, challenging the outcome of the election in its entirety.