In a statement he personally signed today, Wednesday, Atiku said: “I have great respect for her, being a pioneer and advocate for gender equality and female empowerment.”
According to him, his legal team’s objection was not a reflection on Justice Bulkachuwa’s character or competence.
The PDP presidential candidate commended Justice Bulkachuwa for withdrawing from the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal Panel hearing his petition against the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), President Muhammadu Buhari.
“Her action showed courage and is an act of patriotism. She has, by this action, increased the confidence the public have for the judiciary.
“Not only do I commend her, I also pray, especially in this holy month of Ramadan, that Justice will be done by the tribunal according to the fear of God and not in keeping with respect for the powers that be.
“May God bless the judiciary and may God bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria.”