The Senate President, Godswill Akpabio, has applauded the judgement of the Presidential Election Petition Court.
Premium Politics reported that the presidential tribunal unanimously affirmed the victory of President Bola Tinubu and Vice President Kashim Shettima in the 2023 presidential election.
According to a statement issued by the Office of the Senate President Media Unit, Akpabio characterised the Court’s ruling as a validation of the Nigerian people’s widespread support for the Tinubu/Shettima ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC), as expressed through their votes during the February elections.
The Senate President expressed his sincere congratulations to President Tinubu and Vice President Shettima for the strong validation of their democratic mandate through the carefully considered decision of the Court.
Akpabio acknowledged that the panel consisting of five members diligently assessed all the concerns presented by the petitioners and rendered a definitive judgement about the credibility of Nigeria’s voting system.
He claimed that despite the difficulties, it is obvious to objective observers that Nigeria’s election process is moving forward steadily and merits the praise and support of all Nigerians and supporters of Nigeria.
Akpabio urged Nigerians to support the Tinubu administration’s efforts to carry out the Renewed Hope Agenda of the ruling APC.
“I applaud the judgement of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal for upholding the victory of our President, His Excellency, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, and our Vice President, His Excellency, Kashim Shettima, at the 2023 presidential polls.
“I also congratulate our great party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), on its vindication by this well-thought-out landmark judgement.
“This judgement has expressly affirmed the popular mandate of the Nigerian people for our party the APC and its Presidential and Vice Presidential candidates, freely given at the February 2023 polls.
“As the Court has painstakingly addressed all the issues raised by the petitioners, I urge all concerned to accept the judgement and join hands with the Tinubu government in its bold efforts to secure the wellbeing of our people,” Akpabio said