Former President Muhammadu Buhari has hailed the judgment of the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal, saying it is a testament that “democracy and the people” have won.
Buhari, in a statement by his media aide, Garba Shehu, saluted the five-member panel of the Tribunal for standing against what he described as any form of intimidation to deliver justice.
The ex-President urged Nigerians to give total support to the administration of his successor, President Bola Tinubu to deliver on his promises.
“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.”
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.
The Labour Party (LP), Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and their candidates had filed petitions challenging the victory of Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in 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.