Our Reporter, Abuja
Former deputy spokesperson of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Timi frank, has urged the supreme court to prioritise Nigeria over other considerations
This is as the apex court has fixed Monday to hear the appeal filed by Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and Peter Obi of the Labour Party challenging the victory of President Bola Tinubu’s February election.
Recall that the presidential election petitions court had dismissed the petitions of the former vice-president and that of the former Anambra State governor the reason they approached the supreme court.
In a statement on Saturday, Frank restated the fact that the court is the last line of defence for the country’s democracy.
“This is not about Atiku Abubakar, it’s not all about Peter Obi, it’s not about the APM party but it is about the legacy and precedent that you are about to hand down in Nigeria,” he said.
“The supreme court as the last line of defense of democracy and the rule of law must fulfil its duty and this is the moment to do so.
“Therefore this is not the time to base your ruling on technicalities. Judge within your conscience and God to know if the arguments before you are viable or not.
“You must thoroughly weigh the facts and the truth before arriving at a decision.
“This is not time for the supreme court to reject any evidence that is germane to unraveling the truth and doing justice in the case notwithstanding arguments that the supreme court will not admit new evidence,” the statement read.