Bola Tinubu, the former governor of Lagos State and the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Wednesday, October 30, 2019, urged the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, to join hands with the ruling party in moving the nation more assuredly forward.
In a statement personally signed by the APC National Leader on Supreme Court’s affirmation of President Buhari’s re-election, Tinubu commended the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) for their tenacious pursuit.
The statement which was entitled: “Presidential Election: Supreme Court Affirms Will of The People”, had Tinubu also congratulating President Buhari and the APC on a well-deserved legal affirmation of a hard-won electoral victory.
“The rule of law conclusively affirmed the collective voice of the people by dismissing the petition filed by the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and their presidential candidate, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar.
“The sun rose high in the Nigeria sky today to shine its light over the entire land.
“Atiku should now channel the energy and intellect deployed in the electoral and legal processes toward joining APC “to move this nation more rapidly and assuredly forward.”
“On February 23, the people tendered the foremost expression of their sovereign, democratic will by voting for the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari.
“This decision and this day will be recorded as important milestones on Nigeria’s inseparable march toward perfecting democracy and the rule of law across our land,” he said.
The APC national leader commended the Supreme Court for its expeditious and highly competent treatment of this important matter.
“Democracy has been affirmed and strengthened. By its ruling, the Supreme Court also affirmed that the rule of law is paramount; that the law is to be applied objectively, without regard to fear, friend or foe.
“The law is the law. Nothing is to be added to it and nothing subtracted from it. No one should enjoy undue favor or suffer unjust prejudice from its application.
“ In so doing, it undergirded its reputation as the highest court in the law and the ultimate guardian of the rule of law in our nation,” Tinubu aded.
Meanwhile, the President of the Senate, Dr Ahmad Lawan also congratulated President Buhari, claiming the Supreme Court has put indelible judicial seal to Buhari’s victory.
A seven-man panel of the supreme court led by Tanko Mohammed, the chief justice of Nigeria, dismissed Atiku’s appeal against Buhari’s victory at the Feb. 23 Presidential Election.
Newsflash247 had earlier reported that the Supreme Court has dismissed the appeal filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate, Atiku Abubakar, challenging the election of President Muhammadu Buhari.
The apex court announced the decision on Wednesday, hours after it commenced the hearing of the appeal.
The Supreme Court panel, led by Chief Justice of Nigeria Tanko Mohammed, said it will give reasons for dismissing the petition on a later date.