Nigerians have reprimanded Judge Mohammed Garba for his final judgment, as head of the Presidential Election Petition Court in the 2019 presidential elections.
Naija News previously reported that the Presidential Election Petition Court (PEPT) on Wednesday rejected the request of the Popular Democratic Party and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.
In sentencing, Judge Mohammed Garba, who led a panel of five-man judges, said: “This petition is accordingly, and is hereby dismissed in its entirety.
“In the final result, and I have come to the conclusion that it is inevitable and unavoidable, that the petitioners have not proven any of the reasons for the petition in paragraph 15 of the petition.
“This petition is consequently and hereby dismissed in its entirety.”
Naija News recalls that PDP, Nigeria’s main opposition party, rejected the court’s verdict and asked its lawyers to file an appeal with the supreme court.
Apparently disgusted with the sentence, the Nigerians went to the microblogging site, Twitter, to rebuke the judge of the court.
Justice Garba Mohammed just told Nigerians that you do not need certificate to become President! They have legalized illegality in this country.
Guy is a huge shame
— Youths For Atiku (@YouthsForAtiku) September 11, 2019
Today's judgement is the worst I have seen in my entire life. A clear ABC case was openly subverted. Imagine how justice M. Garba interpreted section 52(2) of the EA 2010. That in his own opinion, d section doesn't empower @inecnigeria to do anything electronically.
OH my God! pic.twitter.com/riMhZvOCZc
— Dr El Mo Atiku Abubakar (@DrEl_Mo_Atiku) September 11, 2019
Although not entirely surprised @ today’s verdict against Akitu, it’s interesting to note it’s coincidence with the US 9/11 attacks. It MUST also go down in our history that it was the day Justice Garba Mohammed & d PET compromisingly destroyed the and judicial fabric of Nigeria! https://t.co/cNgFuZ7cvV
— Austyn (@dkomon) September 11, 2019
Buhari has WAEC – Justice Garba
Buhari does not have the certificate neither does the Examination Council has his record – #shame
— Ap. Stanley Campbell (@apostlecampbell) September 11, 2019
This one weak me ooh…
— 𝐌𝐫 𝐏𝐘🌍 (@ik_parry) September 12, 2018