The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the February 23, 2019 poll, Atiku Abubakar has assured Nigerians of his determination to rid the country of the forces of fascism and tyranny in the courts.
The former vice president said in a statement from his media office yesterday that he would ensure that the votes of Nigerians in the election count by pursuing his case in the court to a logical conclusion.
Atiku said Nigeria must return to being Africa’s bastion of democracy, where the rights to freedom of speech and freedom after the speech were guaranteed, adding that Nigerians must stand together to pursue this just cause.
“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.
“Yes, those who do not want this as Nigeria’s reality, will use every trick in the book to undermine, discourage, misinform and mislead, but with God’s help and the support of Nigerians, we will ensure that Nigeria makes a course correction away from tyranny and towards democracy.
“I note the immense outpouring of goodwill from ordinary Nigerians in every nook and cranny of Nigeria and from all regions, religions and relationships. 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 National Executive Committee, 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.
“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,” Atiku said.