Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has broken his silence since he lost out at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT).
The passing away of Professor Chukuka Okonjo, the father of a former finance minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, today, led to the disruption but the former vice president popularly known as Atiku has continued to keep mum on his next line of action regarding the tribunal judgement he lost to President Muhammadu Buhari.
Messrs Buhari and Atiku contested this year’s presidential election with the former trouncing the latter to secure another term of four years.
Dismissing his petition, the PEPT, said the opposition candidate and his party failed to prove beyond reasonable doubt why they should be declared winner of the February 23 race.
While Buhari has reacted to his victory at the tribunal, dedicating it to God and Nigerians, the former vice president has chosen to be silent, although his legal team have expressed willingness to appeal the ruling at the Supreme Court which is the apex court in the land.
“Obi Prof Chukuka Okonjo, immediate past Obi of Ogwashi-Ukwu, Delta State, was a man of many parts,” Atiku tweeted Friday afternoon.
“He left behind indelible footprints. On behalf of my family, I condole with Dr (Mrs) @NOIweala on the loss of her dear father. May his soul rest in eternal peace,” he added.
Professor Okonjo is said to have died at 91.