The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, has said President Bola Tinubu broke the law and should not have been allowed to contest the February 25 election.
Atiku stated this at a world press conference in Abuja, on Monday.
The PDP candidate said he showed incontrovertible evidence that Tinubu was not qualified to contest the presidential election because he allegedly forged the qualifying academic certificate, which he submitted to INEC.
“It is about the reputation of Nigeria and Nigerians in the eyes of the world. We showed incontrovertible evidence that Bola A. Tinubu was not qualified to contest the Presidential Election because he forged the qualifying academic certificate, which he submitted to INEC. In fact, a simple check of Tinubu’s past records in its possession would have shown INEC that Tinubu broke the law and should not have been allowed to contest the election.
“We showed irrefutable evidence of gross irregularities, violence, and manipulations during the elections. We showed incontrovertible evidence that INEC violated the Electoral Act and deliberately sabotaged its own publicly announced processes and procedures in order to illegally declare Tinubu elected. The position of the Supreme Court, even though final, leaves so much unanswered,” he said.
The former vice president added that although Supreme Court has delivered judgement in the suit he instituted against the Tinubu’s declaration by INEC, he is not going away.
He words: “As for me and my party this phase of our work is done. However, I am not going away. For as long as I breathe I will continue to struggle, with other Nigerians, to deepen our democracy and rule of law and for the kind of political and economic restructuring the country needs to reach its true potential. That struggle should now be led by the younger generation of Nigerians who have even more at stake than my generation.”