President Tinubub welcomes supreme court verdict, lauds judicial system.
Written by AIGBOKHAEBHO OKHUELEIGBE on October 26, 2023
President Bola Tinubu has welcome the verdict of the Justice John Okoro-led Panel of the Supreme Court on the Presidential Election petitions filed by the candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party and the Labour Party, challenging the ruling of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal.
The president said the court has done justice to all issues put up for consideration in the petitions on the merits of the law, without fear or favour. The President said:
There is no doubt, with the profound judgment of today, that our electoral jurisprudence and constitutional democracy are further consolidated and embedded more indelibly in our national identity because of the diligence and undaunted professionalism of the Honourable Justices who presided over the matter.
He said While the verdict of today has laid to rest the agitating discourse over who truly won the 2023 Presidential election and met the constitutional requirements as laid out by law, He reiterated that his faith in the nation’s judiciary has never been shaken.
Not even for a moment, because I know that our hallowed courts of law will not fail to administer justice to all Nigerians in all matters and at all times. Despite the fusillade of pressure and attempts at intimidation by some political actors, the judiciary demonstrated its unequivocal commitment to upholding the rule of law for the upliftment and defense of humanity.
The president affirmed that his party, the governing All Progressives’ Congress, had freely and fairly won the popular mandate of Nigerians, which has since given risen to his leadership of the great nation at a tumultuous period of unprecedented reforms in our history as a nation.
He added that
With deep gratitude to God Almighty, he solemnly and humbly accept today’s judicial victory with an intense sense of responsibility and a burning desire to meet the great challenges confronting our people.
The victory of today has further energised and strengthened my commitment to continue to serve all Nigerians of all political persuasions, tribes, and faiths, with honour and total respect for the diverse opinions and uniting values of our citizens