Presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar, representing the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has expressed deep concern over the delay in receiving a certified copy of the judgment from the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPC).
The judgment was delivered three days ago, and Atiku’s legal team has yet to obtain this crucial document.
This delay has prompted the team to formally request certified true copies from the court.
Atiku and his legal advisors have a limited period of just 14 days to present their appeal to the Supreme Court in response to the PEPC ruling.
Phrank Shaibu, Atiku’s Special Assistant on Public Communications, signed the statement, which emphasizes the significance of this delay in the pursuit of justice.
The statement said, “By not making available to Atiku Abubakar, Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, the certified true copies of the judgment of Wednesday for its filings at the Supreme Court, the Presidential Election Petition Court, is undermining Atiku’s and Nigerians quest for justice.”
“And now, for all intents and purposes, the same court wants to have Atiku and PDP’s appeal to the Supreme Court disqualified by the reason of time deadline.
“Does the PEPC not understand that the lawyers representing Atiku/PDP need to digest the judgment as contained in the CTC, which represents the authentic pronouncements made in court on Wednesday, in order to formulate its case for filing?” Shaibu queried