President Bola Tinubu has welcomed the ruling of the presidential election petition court which validated his victory in the February presidential election.
In a 12-hour judgment, the Presidential Election Petitions Court dismissed the petitions of Atiku Abubakar and Peter Obi against Tinubu’s victory in the February 25 presidential poll. The court upheld the victory of Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the election.
Reacting to the judgment, the President called on his main rivals – Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as well as Peter Obi of the Labour Party (LP) to support his administration.
Tinubu’s spokesperson, Ajuri Ngelale in a statement said: “President Tinubu welcomes the judgment of the Tribunal with an intense sense of solemn responsibility and preparedness to serve all Nigerians, irrespective of all diverse political persuasions, faiths, and tribal identities.
The President recognizes the diligence, undaunted thoroughness, and professionalism of the five-member bench, led by Justice Haruna Tsammani in interpreting the law.
The President affirms that his commitment to the rule of law, and the unhindered discharge of duties by the Tribunal, as witnessed in the panel’s exclusive respect for the merits of the petitions brought forward, further reflect the continuing maturation of Nigeria’s legal system, and the advancement of Africa’s largest democracy at a time when our democratic system of government is under test in other parts of the continent.
The President urges his valiant challengers to inspire their supporters in the trust that the spirit of patriotism will now and forever be elevated above partisan considerations, manifesting into support for our Government to improve the livelihood of all Nigerians.
Once more, President Tinubu thanks Nigerians for the mandate given to him to serve our country while promising to meet and exceed their expectations, by the grace of God Almighty, and through very diligent hard work with the team that has been put in place for that sole purpose.”