The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Abdullahi Ganduje, has urged the opposition political parties, to accept the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal judgement, upholding President Bola Tinubu’s victory in the February 25 presidential election.
Dr Ganduje who stated this in a statement in Abuja on Wednesday, described the judgment of the PEPT as thorough, saying it addressed all the issues raised by the petitioners.
“For the opposition, I urge you to accept the tribunal’s verdict. There will always be another round of elections whereby you can test your popularity and acceptability from the electorates,” Ganduje said.
The former Kano State governor however urged the Peoples Democratic Party and Labour Party to cooperate with President Tinubu’s government, to address the country’s economic challenges.
Describing the tribunal’s ruling as a true reflection of the presidential election, Ganduje assured that Tinubu would surely live up to his electoral promises, by repositioning the country to achieve the desired growth and progress in the interest of all.
According to the APC chairman, former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar Peter Obi’s decisions to challenge Tinubu’s victory at the tribunal spoke volumes of their faith in the nation’s judicial system.
He however called on the opposition parties to accept the outcome of the tribunal verdict in good faith as it was in tandem with the tenets of democracy and the rule of law.
“I had no doubt whatsoever in my mind that the president would come out victorious, considering the massive support Nigerians gave him and our party, the APC, before and during the presidential election. May I also congratulate the Nigerian judiciary for adjudicating on the issues arising from the presidential election without fear or favour by doing the right thing,” Ganduje said.
“With this judgment, a precedent has been set for electoral matters in the country. The judgment attests to the fact that the rule of law would always reign supreme and our hard-earned democracy would further continue to blossom beyond limits,” he added.
Ganduje however congratulated the president and APC supporters who stood by through the hurdles of the petitions.