President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has reacted to the judgment of the Presidential Election Petitions Court (PEPC) dismissing the petitions filed against him by the Presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) flagbearer, Atiku Abubakar.
News Verified reports that Tinubu, in a statement released by his media aide, Ajuri Ngelale, said he welcomes the judgment with an intense sense of solemn responsibility and preparedness to serve all Nigerians, irrespective of all diverse political persuasions, faiths, and tribal identities.
According to the statement, the President believes the presidential candidates and political parties that had lawfully exercised their rights by participating in the 2023 general elections and the judicial process which followed had affirmed Nigeria’s democratic credentials.
Tinubu also commended the Court for discharging its duties when the democratic system of Government was under threat in other parts of the continent.
The statement reads, “The President recognizes the diligence, undaunted thoroughness, and professionalism of the five-member bench, led by Justice Haruna Tsammani, in interpreting the law.
“The President affirms that his commitment to the rule of law and the unhindered discharge of duties by the Court, as witnessed in the panel’s exclusive respect for the merits of the petitions brought forward, further reflects 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 urges 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.
“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.”