Supreme Court Judgement Will Not Deter Opposition, Says PDP House Caucus

Ndudi Elumelu

By Adedayo Akinwale ín Abuja

The Minority Caucus of the House of Representatives has said that the judgment of the Supreme Court on the petition by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, against the February 23 presidential election would not deter the opposition in its constitutional role of ensuring checks and balances in the system.

The Minority Leader, Hon. Ndudi Elumelu, in a statement on Wednesday, noted that the judgment was surprising to many Nigerians but pointed out that the Supreme Court was the highest court in the land, which makes its decision final.

He commended Nigerians for standing with the PDP throughout the litigation process and assured that all hope was not lost, as the opposition would continue to insist on due process as well as propagate alternatives on programmes and policies in the general interest of the citizens.

Elumelu however assured “that the development will not detract from the commitment and determination of the opposition in the House of Representatives to always protect the interest of Nigerians by ensuring accountability, equity, fairness and strict adherence to the rule of law in all aspects of governance.”