Nigeria News App

Join NN App My Account
Stats: 655 members, 3,494 topics. Date:   Tue, 19 2019 at 05:11 pm
For more please contact us @ [email protected]

Nigerian News

FrontPage Forum Must Read Latest Posts Breaking News Entertainment Politics Business Economy Sports Romance General Hausa News
Trending :
Join NN App Earn by reading news Sign in My earnings Invite friends Income record How it works FAQ Testimonial Income support Today offer

World Bishops Council carpets those begging Atiku not to challenge Buhari’s vict

By - - [ ]

The World Bishops Council (WBC) in Africa, has stated that those begging the runner-up in the last presidential election, Atiku Abubakar, not to approach the court over the February 23 election are either ignorant of history or are mere hypocrites seeking for relevance.

WBC spokesman, Bishop Seun Adeoye, who is also the leader of Sufficient Grace and Truth Ministry (SGTM), Okinni, Osun State, in a statement sent to DAILY POST on Thursday, explained that Atiku and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP’s decision to go to court instead of resorting to violence should be commendable.

Presidential candidates, a number of traditional, women groups, religious and political leaders as well as groups have advised Atiku to concede defeat, and not challenge the outcome of the election.

But in the statement titled “Court better than warfare”, the clerics stated that Atiku’s plan to seek redress in court over what he perceived as fraud during the presidential election will further strengthen the nation’s democratic institution.

According to him, the post-election violence of 2011 where over 800 souls were murdered should be a lesson to Nigerians that going to court is far better than resorting to self-help.

“Why will anyone stop Atiku from going to court? It is his right to seek redress in court if he feels he was cheated during the polls. We
will all learn lessons from this. That he even approached the court has eased tension in the land.

“We need to recall that in 2003, 2007 and 2011, President Muhammadu Buhari contested elections and lost. He never congratulated the
winners; rather he went to court against Olusegun Obasanjo, Musa Yar’adua and Goodluck Jonathan respectively. Nobody begged him then not to seek redress in court. But the court said ‘no, you did not win’
and he returned to his house.

“Permit me to say that the current National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomole won his mandate as the governor of Edo State through the court. Rotimi Amaechi, now the Transport Minister and a top chieftain of APC got his mandate to rule
Rivers State through the court.

“The current Ekiti State Governor under the APC, Kayode Fayemi’s first term was secured through the court. Former Governor of Ondo State,
Olusegun Mimiko got his mandate by the verdict of the court. Rauf Aregbesola who is another top APC chieftain became the governor of
Osun State through court pronouncement.

“These men who I mentioned above were persuaded that they were robbed of their electoral victories and they approached the court and got their mandates restored. That is history.

“Incidentally, the man who mostly led the legal team of those governors that were installed via the court is the current Vice-President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo”, he stated.

Bishop Adeoye urged Nigerians to allow Atiku exercise his rights under the nation’s constitution, while advising them to go out and vote on March 9, 2019 and avoid trouble which can lead to wanton killings and destruction of properties.

Like .

Others are reading

9 Comments Nigeria News
Mayor11• 9 months ago
Danson92• 9 months ago
Jabless• 9 months ago
Fatimabello• 9 months ago
AdetolaAkomolafe• 9 months ago
Well said sir
innkayobami• 9 months ago
Like seriously
Kmight• 9 months ago
Donstefani• 9 months ago
Irphilippe• 9 months ago

(Go Up)

Have a news to share? Contact Email: [email protected]

NIGERIA NEWS APP ( is a website owned by IAR (IJMBway Alevel Registraion) a registered company that pays you for reading news, commenting on every news, sharing our ads on Twitter/ Facebook, inviting friends & family and logging daily. You can make upto ₦200,000 just by inviting people to read Latest Nigerian News & Breaking News in Nigeria. Register today with ₦1,600 to become a member.

© 2018 - Nigerian News App.