The World Episcopal Council (WBC) in Africa said that it was the finalists of the last presidential election, Atiku Abubakar, who did not approach the court at the February 23 election are more or less hypocritical in search of relevance,
Seun Adeoye, spokesman for the WBC, head of the Ministry of Grace and Truth (SGTM) in Okinni, Osun State, in a statement sent Thursday to DAILY POST, told Atiku and the People’s Democratic Party, the PDP’s decision to go to court instead of resorting to violence should be commendable.
Atiku must accept defeat and not contest the outcome of the election.The presidential candidates, a number of traditional groups of women, religious and political leaders.
But in the statement titled “Better Valorize the Court than the War,” the employees state that Atiku’s plan to seek redress in court for what he perceived as a fraud during the day. Presidential election will further strengthen the country’s democratic institution.
According to him, the post-election violence in 2011, during which more than 800 people were murdered, should be a lesson for Nigerians: recourse to the courts is preferable to recourse to self-help.
“Why does someone prevent Atiku from going to court?” It’s his right to seek redress in court. we
all want to learn from that. The fact that he even approached the court helped to ease tensions in the country.
“We must remember that in 2003, 2007 and 2011, President Muhammadu Buhari challenged the elections and lost the game.” He never congratulated the
winners; he instead appeared in court against Olusegun Obasanjo, Musa Yar & Adua and Goodluck Jonathan. Nobody begged him to seek redress in court. But the court said “no, you did not win”
and he went home.
“Let me say that the current Progressive General Congress (APC) National President, Adams Oshiomole, has won the governorship of the Edo State through the Rotimi court. Amaechi, today Minister of Transport and Head of Government of APC
Rivers State through the court.
“The first term of Kayode Fayemi, currently governor of the state of Ekiti under the APC, was guaranteed by the court.” Former governor of the state of Ondo,
Olusegun Mimiko got his warrant by the court verdict. Rauf Aregbesola who is another senior leader of the APC became the governor of
State of Osun by court order.
“Those men who thought they had been stripped of their election victories approached the court and regained their mandate.This is history.
The Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, “he said. Incidentally, the man who mainly led the legal team of these governors settled through the court.
Bishop Adeoye urged Nigerians to let Atiku exercise his rights under the country’s constitution, while advising them to go to the vote on March 9, 2019 to avoid unrest that could lead to killings and property destruction.