National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu says the ruling of the Supreme Court affirming the electoral victory of President Muhammadu Buhari has strengthened democracy.
“Democracy has been affirmed and strengthened”, adding the apex court delivered its judgment “objectively (and) without regard to fear, friend or foe”.
“The rule of law conclusively affirmed the collective voice of the people by dismissing the petition filed by the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and their presidential candidate, former vice president Atiku Abubakar”.
“Atiku should now channel the energy and intellect deployed in the electoral and legal processes toward joining APC to move this nation more rapidly and assuredly forward”.
“The law is the law. Nothing is to be added to it and nothing subtracted from it. No one should enjoy undue favour or suffer unjust prejudice from its application.
“In so doing, it undergirded its reputation as the highest court in the law and the ultimate guardian of the rule of law in our nation,” Tinubu said.
The apex court on Wednesday dismissed the petititon filed by opposition candidate Atiku Abubakar.
Atiku, a former Nigerian vice president, claimed he won the February 23 presidential poll. His petition had earlier been dismissed by both the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal and Appeal Court.