Former President Muhammadu Buhari says the decision to dismiss the appeals by Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party and Mr Peter Obi of the Labour Party by the Supreme Court is a welcome relief to him and a majority of the citizens of Nigeria.
In a statement by his spokesperson person, Garba Shehu on Thursday, Buhari congratulated the President and wished his team a successful term in office.
Buhari however expressed concern over low voting percentages all over the country, especially in urban areas, and said this should change, given the acceptance and vibrancy of democracy in Nigeria.
The statement reads, “The former President repeated what he said on the earlier 6 September verdict of the Presidential Election Petition Court, which affirmed President @officialABAT’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 8-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 @OfficialAPCNg 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 (APC) made.”