Tinubu celebrates Supreme Court ruling, declares faith in Judiciary

Thu, Oct 26, 2023
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Politics

 By Anthony Isibor

PRESIDENT Bola Tinubu has said that today’s verdict will lay to rest the agitating discourse over who truly won the 2023 Presidential election and met the constitutional requirements as laid out by law.

The President, who was responding to the Supreme Court ruling which validated him as the true winner of the 2023 presidential election, praised the Honourable Justices, who presided over the matter for their diligence and undaunted professionalism.

According to him, their judgment has once again affirmed that the governing All Progressives’ Congress, had freely and fairly won the popular mandate of Nigerians, which has since given rise to his leadership.

In a statement personally signed by the President on Thursday, he described the Supreme Court ruling as further consolidation and embedding of the nation’s electoral jurisprudence and constitutional democracy.

President Tinubu noted that his faith in the 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. 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 upliftment and defense of humanity.”

Part of the statement read:

“I welcome the verdict of the Justice John I. Okoro-led Panel of the Supreme Court on the Presidential Election petitions filed by the candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party and the Labour Party, challenging the ruling of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal.

“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.

“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.

“The victory of today has further energised and strengthened my commitment to continue 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.

“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.

“In the days and months ahead, I trust that the spirit of patriotism will 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.

“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.

“May God continue to bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria.”

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-October 26, 2023 @ 17:28 GMT |

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