President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has said that the verdict of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal further reflects the continuing maturation of Nigeria’s legal system, and the advancement of Africa’s largest democracy at a time when Nigeria’s democratic system of government is under test in other parts of the continent. This is just as he reassured Nigerians of his renewed and energized focus on delivering vision of unified, and prosperous nation following his victory at the PEPT in Abuja on Wednesday.
This was as he affirmed his commitment to the rule of law, and the unhindered discharge of duties as witnessed in the panel’s exclusive respect for the merits of the petitions brought before them.
The President therefore 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.
Tinubu specifically said that he welcomed the judgment of the Tribunal with an intense sense of solemn responsibility and preparedness to serve all Nigerians, irrespective of diverse political persuasions, faiths, and tribal identities.
A statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Ajuri Ngelale said that President Tinubu recognized the diligence, undaunted thoroughness, and professionalism of the five-member bench, led by Justice Haruna Tsammani in interpreting the law.
Tinubu also said that he believes the Presidential Candidates and political parties that lawfully exercised their rights by participating in the 2023 general elections and the judicial process, which followed, have affirmed Nigeria’s democratic credentials.
He 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 the Government to improve the livelihood of all Nigerians.
President Tinubu 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.