The board of trustees (BoT) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has expressed its confidence that the Supreme Court will correct the errors in the verdict delivered by the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal (PEPT).
This was contained in a communique issued on Thursday at the end of a meeting in Abuja.
It was read out by former Senate President, Adolphus Wabara.
Last week, the five-man presidential election petitions tribunal struck out the various petitions filed by the PDP and its candidate, Atiku Abubakar, against President Bola Tinubu’s victory in the February 25 election.
In a unanimous decision, the tribunal led by Haruna Tsammani, held that Abubakar was unable to prove claims of vote rigging and irregularities in the election.
However, the PDP and Abubakar rejected the verdict of the tribunal, vowing to appeal the ruling at the supreme court.
According to the communique, the PDP BoT said it has “confidence in the capacity and courage of the Supreme Court to ultimately and decisively right the wrongs and correct the manifest errors contained in the Judgment of the PEPC in the interest of the unity, stability and corporate existence of our Country”.
The party said Nigerians are facing “excruciating hardship, worsening insecurity and a general sense of apprehension and despondency across the country” caused by the policies of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
“The BoT laments that the APC is pushing Nigerians to the wall and worry that the level of poverty and anger in the polity over the suppressive rule of the APC is capable of snowballing into a serious crisis if not urgently addressed,” the communique reads.
The opposition party’s BoT claimed that the nation is at the moment in a “precarious situation” under the APC, noting Nigerians look to the PDP for a solution and direction.