The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Abbas Tajudeen, has congratulated President Bola Ahmed Tinubu on his victory at the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal.
Abbas gave his congratulatory remarks in a press statement he issued on Thursday.
Premium Politics reported that Tinubu’s victory at the 2023 presidential election was upheld by the presidential tribunal on Wednesday, dismissing the petitions of the Allied Peoples Movement, Labour Party, Peoples Democratic Party and their presidential candidates.
Abbas said the dismissal of the petitions against Tinubu’s victory in the February 25, 2023 presidential election has only added more legitimacy and credibility to his government and administration.
The Speaker noted that while the petitioners have duly exercised their rights by approaching the tribunal to table their grievances, the court has also duly weighed the arguments and evidence presented before it before arriving at the judgment.
The judiciary, the Speaker added, has lived up to its name as the true arbiter in any case, based on the way it adjudicated on the presidential election petitions before it.
Speaker Abbas hailed the judiciary for its critical role in the sustenance of democracy in Nigeria, noting that the tribunal’s judgment has strengthened democratic processes in the country.
He said, “The judgment has vindicated the Independent National Electoral Commission, which duly declared Tinubu the winner of the presidential poll based on the votes the president received from Nigerians”.
The Speaker urged presisent’s opponents in the presidential election as well as all Nigerians across political, religious and ethnic lines to support the Tinubu administration towards achieving a safe and prosperous country for all.