- Bola Ahmed Asiwaju Tinubu, the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has hailed President Muhammadu Buhari over his victory at the tribunal
- Tinubu dismissed claims that President Buhari used federal might to intimidate Atiku Abubakar and that Peoples Democracy Party (PDP)
- The APC leader also said that the tribunal's ruling vindicated President Buhari's character and salvaged Nigeria's democracy
The national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Asiwaju Tinubu, has congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal on Wednesday, September 11.
Tinubu said that the tribunal's ruling vindicated President Buhari's character and salvaged Nigeria's democracy, The Nation reports.
The APC leader said: “Whatever partisan side one might take, all must agree that Thursday, was a bright day for the administration of justice.
"The Court of Appeal rendered a comprehensive judgment of extraordinary thoroughness, reason and breadth on the many issues presented in this important matter."
Insisting that the president did not use federal might to intimidate Atiku Abubakar and the Peoples Democracy Party (PDP), Tinubu said that the opposition "put forth some imaginative, if desperate, arguments as was their right" but lost in the end.
He said: They fought vigorously for their positions and were allowed to do so without pressure and without fear. No one used the power of the state to intimidate them in court just as no one used the power of the state to intimidate them during the election.
“The PDP claimed that President Buhari was unqualified to run for office. To his credit, President Buhari took this assault against his character with customary grace."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the leadership of the National Assembly, sent its congratulatory message to President Muhammadu Buhari on his victory at the tribunal
On his official Twitter page, the Senate president, Ahmad Lawan, through his special assistant on new media, Abubakar Sidiq Usman, said that the ruling of the tribunal has sealed the mandate of President Buhari.
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