Former President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari says the decision to dismiss the appeals by Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party and Peter Obi of the Labour Party by the Supreme Court is a welcome relief to him.
This comes after the apex court affirmed President Bola Ahmed Tinubu the winner of 2023 general election.
Buhari welcoming the Supreme Court verdict said in a statement signed by his media aide, Garba Shehu, and posted on his official X handle on Thursday, 26th of October, 2023.
The statement read,
“The former President repeated what he said on the earlier 6 September verdict of the Presidential Election Petition Court, which affirmed President Bola Tinubu’s victory, that the welcome decision is “a reaffirmation of the will of the majority of the people against the determined will of a hard-fighting minority.
“Now that we have arrived at the last bus stop, after a tortuous eight months of expensive legal journey, the nation deserves a break.
“The opposition has fought a good fight. Having now exhausted their rights as constitutionally allowed, they should take the hand of fellowship extended by the Tinubu/Shettima government. Let them allow the government to run their administration and the people to enjoy the full benefits of the promises the All Progressives Congress made.”
Former President Buhari further expressed concern over low voting percentages nationwide, especially in urban areas, stating that this should change, given the acceptance and vibrancy of democracy in Nigeria.
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