‘Democracy and people won’ — Buhari commends tribunal judgement

‘Democracy and people won’ — Buhari commends tribunal judgement

Former President Muhammadu Buhari says the judgement of the presidential election petitions tribunal on Wednesday is a testament that “democracy and the people” have won.

The Labour Party (LP), Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and their candidates had asked the tribunal to overturn the results of the election on the grounds of manipulation, irregularities and non-compliance with the electoral act.

But on Wednesday, the tribunal ruled that the petitioners failed to prove their cases and affirmed the victory of Tinubu in the election.

Reacting to the judgement, Buhari said the court has “written history by spurning intimidation” to deliver justice according to the law of the country.

Garba Shehu, Buhari’s spokesperson, quoted the former president as saying that the judgement of the court has shown that “democracy and the people won”.

Buhari advised Tinubu to fulfil the promises he made to the people during his campaigns.

“The former President said the PEPC has “written history” by spurning intimidation and all manner of prejudice to deliver justice according to law to a majority of citizens whose wish is that the choices they made are respected,” Shehu said.

“If anybody has won today it is the democracy and the people. With the verdict of the Court, the election period is over and it is time to put the heat and dust behind us.

“From here, the new APC administration led by Bola Ahmed Tinubu should get the support of everyone in order to deliver the promises it made to the people.”

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