Chief Davies Ikanya, former State chairman, Rivers All Progressives Congress (APC), on Thursday advised the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its Presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubaka, to support the, “Next Level” agenda of President Muhammadu Buhari, rather than going ahead to appeal his victory at the Election Petition Tribunal.
Ikanya in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Port Harcourt, said the tribunal’s judgment was an impressive signal of hope in the judiciary.
“I’m impressed with Wednesday’s ruling by the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal, that decision was indeed painstakingly delivered.
“The judges were very thorough and meticulous in dealing with all issues raised in the petition and the counters.
“So, having got this kind of judgment in this country, it means that the hope of the common man will be restored in the judiciary.
“Personally, I really don’t see any need for an appeal except for the purpose of concluding a judicial process,” he told NAN.
“All the same, it is their right, they are free to go on and appeal, but my view is that they should save both financial and intellectual strength and look forward to moving our country forward.
“Especially now that the president has extended the olive branch to the opposition, calling on them to join hands to work for the country.
“I think they should heed that clarion call and join hands with Mr President to move our country to the Next Level.”