Former president Olusegun Obasanjo has expressed displeasure over calls in some quarters that the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, should not challenge the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari at the tribunal.
Obasanjo lambasted those making the calls and described them as “evil minds looking for excuse to unleash violence on Nigeria".
Daily Trust reports that the former president said Buhari went to court three times “without reasonable cause".
Legit.ng gathers that Obasanjo made his position known in a statement made available to newsmen in Abeokuta by his media aide.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that President Muhammadu Buhari expressed gratitude to God and all Nigerians for re-electing him as president describing the process as free and fair.
The president received his certificate of return from the Independent National Electoral Commission alongside Professor Yemi Osinbajo from Professor Mahmood Yakubu on Wednesday, February 27.
He promised to continue to work for the country’s progress and consolidate on his administration’s focus on reviving the economy, and fighting corruption.
Buhari expressed gratitude to God for sparing the lives of the people to witness another milestone in Nigeria’s democratic development, conclusion of the presidential election in an overwhelmingly peaceful manner.
He congratulated all the presidential candidates and their teams on a hard-fought campaign.
The president said: "We may have had different views during the campaign, but the one thing most of us have in common is love of our country and our desire to improve conditions for Nigerians.
"From the comments of several observers both local and foreign, it is obvious that the elections were both free and fair.
"Now that the elections are over, and a winner declared, we must all see it as a victory for Nigeria, our dear country. That was why I encouraged my teeming supporters, in a speech I read earlier today, not to gloat. Our God-given victory is enough cause for joy, without deriding those who were in the opposition. All Nigerians, going forward, must stand in brotherhood, for a bright and fulfilling future."
Buhari said his government would remain inclusive and its doors will remain open, while also assuring that he would continue to engage all parties that have the best interest of Nigerians at heart.
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