Former President Muhammadu Buhari has reacted to the Supreme Court judgement which upheld the election of President Bola Tinubu in the 2023 presidential poll.
In statement signed by Garba Shehu, his spokesperson, the ex-President said the apex court’s decision to dismiss the appeals by Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and Peter Obi of the Labour Party (LP) is a welcome relief to him and majority of Nigerians.
The former President repeated what he said on the 6 September, 2022 verdict of the Presidential Election Petition Court, which affirmed Tinubu’s victory.
The decision is “a reaffirmation of the will of the majority of the people against the determined will of a hard-fighting minority,” he said.
“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 APC 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,” Buhari added.
He expressed concern over low voter turnout recorded all over the country, especially in urban areas, and said the situation should change, given the acceptance and vibrancy of democracy in Nigeria.
Buhari wished Tinubu and his team a successful term in office.