A Northern youth group, Arewa Youth Federation, has hailed the judiciary over the Supreme Court judgement that upheld President Bola Tinubu’s election victory.
The AYF through a statement by its President, Adamu Matazu, on Thursday, described the unanimous decision of the apex court which dismissed appeals filed against Tinubu by the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, and that of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, as a victory for democracy.
The group equally commended the courage of the apex court panel which, it said, delivered judgment on the two appeals in record time.
“The Supreme Court has spoken well, it is now time for action. All Nigerians should unite with the President to ensure the rapid development of the country.
“We also urged the opposition to sheath their swords and join hands with Tinubu to move the country forward.
“The decision of the Supreme Court has affirmed the desire and aspirations of Nigerians and it is a welcomed decision,” the AYF stated.
A seven-member panel of the apex court led by Justice Inyang Okoro had on Thursday dismissed the appeals filed by Atiku and Obi against the outcome of the presidential election tribunal.
The apex court, while affirming the earlier verdict of the tribunal, held that the two appeals lacked merit.