Former President Muhammadu Buhari has said the decision of the Supreme Court to dismiss the appeals filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, and his Labour Party (LP) counterpart, Peter Obi, is a welcome relief to him and to a majority of the citizens of Nigeria.
Buhari, in a statement issued on Thursday by his spokesperson, Garba Shehu, repeated what he said on the Presidential Election Petition Court judgement, which affirmed Tinubu’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 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,” he said.
The former president also expressed concern over low voting percentages all over the country, especially in urban areas, stressing that this should change, given the acceptance and vibrancy of democracy in Nigeria.
He wished Tinubu and his team a successful term in office.