Supreme Court Verdict: It’s Time To Close Rank, Support Buhari – Oshiomhole

Ignatius Igwe  
Updated October 30, 2019
APC National Chairman, Mr Adams Oshiomhole, addressing a press conference in Abuja on September 5, 2019.


The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has called on Nigerians to close ranks and support President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration following the Supreme Court’s affirmation of his election victory.

Oshiomhole who was a guest on Channnels Television’s Politics Today on Wednesday asked the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to rethink.

“I think Nigerians have voted, the Supreme Court has upheld the outcome, it’s time to support and close ranks and queue behind President Muhammdu Buhari.

“Give him all the support he needs. I expect PDP to offer constructive criticism as a loyal opposition and offer policy solutions,” he said.

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When asked to react to a claim made by PDP National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus that the nation is bleeding under this administration, Oshiomhole replied saying: “Nigeria’s future isn’t tied to the PDP.”

Speaking further, he said: “If anything, Buhari came on a rescue mission. Nigeria was on the sliding scale when Buhari came in 2015. So I think it’s twisting the facts upside down.”

While admitting the fact that the nation’s challenges have not been fully addressed, the APC chief blamed the PDP past governments for them.

Recalling that there was excess crude boom, he wondered why the previous administrations would secure loan without justifying the revenue accrued.

His remarks come hours after the Supreme Court dismissed the appeal filed by the PDP and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, challenging President Buhari’s victory in the presidential election.

A 7-man panel led by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad, dismissed Atiku’s appeal for lacking in merit.