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JUST IN: Atiku advocates single six-year term for president

The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the February 25, 2023, presidential election, Atiku Abubakar, has advocated completion of all electoral matters before the swearing of the said winners.

Atiku also called for a single six-year term for president of Nigeria so as to reduce the pressure and desperation to win at all cost.

The former Vice President stated this at a press briefing on Monday in the nation’s capital, Abuja.

He said the October 26, 2023 verdict of the Supreme Court, though final, leaves much to be desired.

He insisted that the then candidate of the All-Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, was not qualified to contest the February 2023 presidential poll.

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He accused the Supreme Court and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of supporting illegality, identity theft, impersonation, forgery of certificates and perjury.

Atiku said when people lose confidence in the electoral process, democracy is on life support.

The party, had in its initial reaction to the apex court judgment, said the apex court failed Nigerians by affirming Tinubu as Nigeria’s President.

Atiku and his Labour Party (LP) counterpart, Peter Obi, had challenged the victory of Tinubu in the last election up to the apex court.

Not satisfied with the verdict of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT) earlier in September, Atiku and Obi approached the Supreme Court seeking the nullification of Tinubu’s election on the grounds of double nomination, alleged certificate forgery, non-transmission of results electronically, 25% votes in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), amongst others.

However, last Thursday, the Justice John Okoro-led panel of the apex court threw out all the appeals by Atiku and Obi for lacking merit. The panel thereafter upheld electoral victory of Tinubu.


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