By Chibuike Nwabuko
Abuja (Sundiata Post) – The Speaker of the House of Representatives Rt. Hon. Abbas Tajudeen, has reacted to verdict of the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal, saying it has further legitimised the electoral victory of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
Speaker Abbas said the dismissal of the petitions against Tinubu’s victory in the February 25, 2023 presidential election has only added more legitimacy and credibility to his government and administration.
According to the statement signed by the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the Speaker, House of Representatives, Musa Abdullahi Krishi, Speaker Abbas hailed the judiciary for its critical role in the sustenance of democracy in Nigeria, noting that the tribunal’s judgment has strengthened democratic processes in the country
The Speaker noted that while the petitioners have duly exercised their rights by approaching the tribunal to table their grievances, the court has also duly weighed the arguments and evidence presented before it before arriving at the judgment.
The judiciary, the Speaker added, has lived up to its name as the true arbiter in any case, based on the way it adjudicated on the presidential election petitions before it.
He said the judgment has vindicated the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), which duly declared Tinubu the winner of the presidential poll based on the votes the president received from Nigerians.
The Speaker urged presisent’s opponents in the presidential election as well as all Nigerians across political, religious and ethnic lines to support the Tinubu administration towards achieving a safe and prosperous country for all.