Tribunal judgment is victory for Nigerians - Buhari

Tribunal judgment is victory for Nigerians - Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says the ruling of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal on the February 23, 2019 poll, is a victory for Nigerians who trooped out to overwhelmingly elect him for a second term in office.

A Statement from the office of the senior adviser to the president on media and publicity, Femi Adesina, quoted the president saying he is unperturbed all along because he knew Nigerians freely gave him the mandate.

Adesina said the president dedicated the victory to God, and to Nigerians, while also commending the judiciary for “dispensing justice without fear or favour.”

It said President Buhari extends a hand of fellowship to those who had felt aggrieved at the outcome of the election, and went to court, noting that it was within their democratic rights.

He notes, however, that with the pronouncement of the judiciary, “it is time for the country to move forward as one cohesive body, putting behind all bickering and potential distractions over an election in which Nigerians spoke clearly and resoundingly.”

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