President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has welcomed the judgment of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal in Abuja, which upheld his victory in the February 2023 election.
In a statement released by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Chief Ajuri Ngelale, President Tinubu said he was “renewed and energized” by the verdict and that he was “prepared to serve all Nigerians, irrespective of all diverse political persuasions, faiths, and tribal identities.”
The President also recognized the diligence and professionalism of the five-member bench, led by Justice Haruna Tsammani, in interpreting the law. He said the judgment was a further reflection of the continuing maturation of Nigeria’s legal system and the advancement of Africa’s largest democracy.
President Tinubu urged his challengers to inspire their supporters to put aside partisan considerations and work together to build a better Nigeria.
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 believes 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.
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.