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President Tinubu speaks as Supreme Court confirms electoral victory

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, GCFR

*President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, GCFR, says he humbly and solemnly welcomes the verdict of the Supreme Court affirming his election victory, as he rallies all Nigerians to support his administration’s desire to ‘build our great country together’

Isola Moses | ConsumerConnect

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, GCFR, has welcomed the verdict of the Justice John Inyang Okoro-led Panel of the Supreme Court of Nigeria on the Presidential Election petitions filed by the candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party and the Labour Party, challenging the ruling of the February 25, 2023, Presidential Election at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal.

Tinubu said this in a statement he personally signed and issued moments after the country’s apex court Thursday, October 26, in Abuja, FCT, had dismissed Alhaji Atiku Abubakar’s petition challenging his victory for lack of merit, and subsequently, affirmed his due election as the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

The Nigerian leader stated: “The court has done justice to all issues put up for consideration in the petitions on the merits of the law, without fear or favour.

“There is no doubt, with the profound judgment of today, that our electoral jurisprudence and constitutional democracy are further consolidated and embedded more indelibly in our national identity because of the diligence and undaunted professionalism of the Honourable Justices who presided over the matter.”

He also asserted that while the verdict of Thursday had laid to rest the agitating discourse over who truly won the 2023 Presidential Election, and met the constitutional requirements as laid out by law, “I want to reiterate that my faith in our nation’s Judiciary has never been shaken, not even for a moment, because I know that our hallowed courts of law will not fail to administer justice to all Nigerians in all matters and at all times.”

Tinubu noted: “Despite the fusillade of pressure and attempts at intimidation by some political actors, the Judiciary demonstrated its unequivocal commitment to upholding the rule of law for the uplift and defence of humanity.

“It was affirmed once more today, that my party, the governing All Progressives’ Congress, had freely and fairly won the popular mandate of Nigerians, which has since given rise to my leadership of this great nation at a tumultuous period of unprecedented reforms in our history as a nation.”

He further stated: “With deep gratitude to God Almighty, I solemnly and humbly accept today’s judicial victory with an intense sense of responsibility and a burning desire to meet the great challenges confronting our people.

Victory strengthens commitment to serving all Nigerians -President

Tinubu especially noted the statement that the victory of Thursday has further energised and strengthened his commitment to continuing to serve all Nigerians of all political persuasions, tribes and faiths with honour and total respect for the diverse opinions and uniting values of our citizens.

“Our Renewed Hope agenda for a greater and prosperous Nigeria has further gained momentum, and I will continue to work from morning to night, every single day, to build a country that meets our collective yearnings and aspirations.”

The President also averred: “We are all members of one household, and this moment demands that we continue to work and build our country together.

“The strength of our diversity and the great citizenship that binds us must now compel us forward in directing the energy of our people towards building a virile, stronger, united, and more prosperous country.

Greater Nigeria, a joint responsibility for collective progress

According to Tinubu, in the days and months ahead, he restated his trust that the spirit of patriotism would be elevated into “supporting our administration to improve the living conditions of Nigerians. I am prepared to welcome the contributions of all Nigerians to foster and strengthen our collective progress.”

The President added: “I send my immense gratitude to all Nigerians for the mandate to serve our country.

“I promise again to meet and exceed your expectations in service delivery and good governance, working with my team and trusting in the grace of God.”

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