Alhaji Buba Galadima who served as the spokesperson for the presidential campaign council of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) during the 2019 elections, says there would have been a party on the streets if the Supreme Court overturned the result of the presidential election, sacked Muhammadu Buhari as President and handed victory to Alhaji Atiku Abubakar who was the PDP presidential flag bearer.
On Wednesday, October 30, 2019, the Supreme Court dismissed Atiku’s challenge of the 2019 election results as lacking in merit–a declaration which means that Buhari will continue as president until 2023.
“If this judgment today had been that Buhari was removed from office, I’m sure that by now, there would have been fireworks all over this country,” Galadima said on a ChannelsTV program.
Former Vice-President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar, on the stomp with governorship candidate of the PDP in Osun elections in 2018, Ademola Adeleke (Punch)
“People would have been jubilating, pouring water on the streets and celebrating. But have you seen any individual who has demonstrated that he is happy with this judgment?” Galadima quizzed.
Buhari won the election with 56% of the votes cast against 41% for Atiku, according to data from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
President Muhammadu Buhari and former president Goodluck Jonathan at a peace treaty meeting prior to Nigeria’s March 28 and April 11, 2015 general election (Presidency)
Every election result has been contested in court since Nigeria returned to democratic governance in 1999, with the exception of the 2015 vote in which Goodluck Jonathan conceded defeat to Buhari, hours before the electoral umpire called the election for the then opposition candidate.