The former immediate governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose, has given reasons why he cannot congratulate President Muhammadu Buhari on his victory in the Presidential Electoral Tribunal on Wednesday.
Latest Nigeria News reported that the judge, Mohammed Garba, ordered by the Court dismissed the request of Atiku and PDP in its entirety.
The court ruled that Buhari was duly elected as President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria during the presidential elections held on February 23, 2019.
The court ruled that the electronic transfer of results, which was the crux of the opposition’s request, did not take place at any level.
Reacting, Fayose dissociated himself from any congratulatory message to President Buhari that could have been issued on his behalf.
According to him, he cannot authorize such a statement because he believes in the PDP project and Atiku 2019
The former governor added that his PDP and Atiku will also appeal the ruling of the Presidential Electoral Tribunal.
On his Twitter page, Fayose wrote: “Nigerians should ignore any congratulatory message issued in my name about the outcome of the presidential election ruling.
“My party has indicated its intention to appeal the ruling, and as part of the party and believer in the PDP / ATIKU 2019 project, I cannot write such a statement.”