Obi: Challenging Outcome of Presidential Poll, Civilised Way to Grow Democracy

By Adedayo Akinwale in Abuja
The vice-presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr. Peter Obi, has said that by challenging the outcome of the presidential election in court, the presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, and the party have chosen the most civilised way to seek redress and grow the country’s democracy.
Obi, in a statement Tuesday by his media office, after the party and the former vice-president filed a petition against the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari and his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abuja on Monday, said that all lovers of democracy and justice should be happy with the development.
The former governor of Anambra State said that it would have been suicidal to ignore the monumental fraud that characterised the February 23 presidential election and let it go unchallenged.
According to him, “By challenging the fraud, we have decided to deepen democracy the civilised way as a party and a people that believe in the rule of law.”
Obi called on all democrats to remain prayerful and remain focussed knowing that victory is sure to come the way of those who seek justice and fairness.
He also commended Atiku for always standing for democracy and for PDP for successfully nurturing it for 16 years and conducting one of the most credible elections it lost and seamlessly handed over.