The vice presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the February 23 election, Mr. Peter Obi, says the decision to challenge the outcome of the poll in court is the most civilised way to seek redress.
Obi said this in a statement issued by his Media Office on Tuesday in Abuja.
The party had, on Monday, filed a petition against the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress over the election outcome.
Obi said the decision to seek redress in court by PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, was good in growing the country’s democracy.
He commended Atiku for always standing for democracy, which, according to him, was successfully nurtured by the PDP for 16 years.
Obi said a PDP-led administration conducted one of the most credible elections, and when it lost, seamlessly handed over.
The former Governor of Anambra State said it would be suicidal to ignore the monumental fraud that characterised the February 23 presidential election and let it go unchallenged.
“By challenging the fraud, we have decided to deepen democracy the civilised way, as a party and as a people that believe in the rule of law.”
Obi called on all democrats to remain prayerful and remain focused, “knowing that victory is sure to come the way of those who seek justice and fairness.”