Bola Tinubu, Nigeria’s president has reacted officially to the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal’s judgments that upheld his election in the February 25, 2023 presidential poll
The President is away to New Delhi, India, to attend the G-20 Leaders Summit,
He welcomed the judgment of the Tribunal and preparedness to serve all Nigerians, irrespective of all diverse political persuasions, faiths, and tribal identities.
President Tinubu, in a release issued on Wednesday by his Media Adviser, Ajuri Ngelale, assured Nigerians of his renewed and energized focus on delivering his vision of a unified, peaceful and prosperous nation, following the judgment by the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal in Abuja.
He recognised the diligence, undaunted thoroughness, and professionalism of the five-member bench, led by Justice Haruna Tsammani in interpreting the law.
The President stressed 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 reflected 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.
According to him, the presidential candidates and political parties that have lawfully exercised their rights by participating in the 2023 general elections and the judicial process, which followed, have affirmed Nigeria’s democratic credentials.
President Tinubu urged 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”.
The President again thanked Nigerians for the mandate given to him to serve the 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.