Mr. Agbakoba Olisa, who is the senior Advocate of Nigeria has advised Alhaji Atiku Abubakar of the PDP not to attempt court for his loss.
His lost to the incumbent President of All Progressives Congress is in a keenly fought contest.
Olisa said, “I understand the PDP is aggrieved at the outcome of the election and alleged massive irregularities. I urge former Vice President Atiku Abubakar not to approach the Election Petition Tribunal”.
“He might have (been) moved backwards by his loss, but he should not lose sight of the legacy and greatness that lie in front of him.”
“There is also a lot of work to be done in both political and electoral reforms. I request former Vice President Atiku Abubakar to step into the shoes,” he said.
Agbakoba also said he did not mean that the election was free and fair.
He said, “I can see how tempting it is to take the option of the Election Petition Tribunal. But that, in my view, is not the right decision”.
“We look forward to a new Nigeria, strong and united; a new Nigeria that will not vote on the basis of ethnic and primordial sentiments.”