Members of the ruling party, the All Progressives Congress(APC) has congratulated President Bola Ahmed Tinubu and the party on their victory at the Presidential Election Petition Court (PEPC).
A 5-man panel of judges led by Justice Haruna Tsammani had ruled that various petitions from former vice president and the presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, and former governor of Anambra State, who was also the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP) at the 2023 general election as well as that of the Allied People’s Movement (APM) lacked merit, and thereby affirmed the APC presidential candidate, Tinubu, as validly elected and sworn-in as the President of Nigeria.
Governors, members of the executive, lawmakers, party executives, and party allies has however lauded the court ruling and congratulated the president as they said the victory is not for the APC but for Democracy in Nigeria and other African Nations.
Niger State Governor, Mohammed Umaru Bago, in a congratulatory message by his Chief Press Secretary, Bologi Ibrahim, extended his felicitation over the judgement delivered by the PEPC
The Governor said it is not only a victory for the APC but for Democracy in Nigeria and other African Nations.
He however appealed to President Bola Anmed Tinubu and his Vice, Kashim Shetima to be magnanimous in victory, and remain focused on actualising the “Renewed Hope” agender of the present administration.
According to him, “Congratulations to our great party, the APC. It is now time for more service to the people without distractions because Nigerians deserve good governance”.
He also recognized the victory of the Niger North legislator, Senator Abubakar Sani Bello whose election was upheld at the Tribunal recently.
Also, Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu said the APC members across Nigeria and the President, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, worked very hard for the victory enjoyed at the February 25th presidential election, noting that the Presidential Election Petition Court’s decision, which was in favour of the President is comforting and also an affirmation of the will of over eight million Nigerians who filed out to cast their ballots for the APC and President Bola Tinubu as their choice.
Furthermore, Sanwo-Olu noted that Nigerians had spoken through the ballots and the Court has also validated the citizens’ decision by today’s judicial pronouncements, which upheld the victory of President Tinubu during the 2023 presidential poll.
“I congratulate the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Bola Tinubu on his well-deserved victory at the Presidential Election Tribunal Court”, he said.
In a related development, Kogi State governor, Yahaya Bello, congratulated President Tinubu and his vice, Kashim Shettima on their victory, saying the triumphant stands as a testament to the resilience of Nigeria’s democratic institutions and reaffirms that our courts remain the hope of the common man.
Bello however, calls for unity and togetherness and urges parties to set aside their differences and come together for the greater good of Nigeria. He expresses confidence that, under President Bola Tinubu’s leadership, our nation will continue to prosper and thrive.
On the other hand, the Minister of Sports Development, Senator John Owan Enoh also congratulated Tinubu who once again confirmed as the winner of the February 25 Presidential Election by the court.
Enoh said, Tinubu is the best man for the job, and enjoined all Nigerians to support his renewed hope mandate, as he continues on his mandate to bring development to Nigeria.
However, the Oyo State chapter of the party described the verdict as an indication that the nation’s democracy was moving in the right direction with a prospect of meeting up with the global standard.
The chapter also congratulated its National Assembly members who have had their electoral victory upheld by the various tribunals.
Though, the Labour Party in their reaction to the verdict given by the Panel, said their next move of action will be made known to the public as soon as possible.