The leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has commended the judgement of the Supreme Court which affirmed the February 23 victory of the APC presidential candidate, President Muhammadu Buhari.
The apex court justices in a unanimous judgement read by Justice Tanko Mohammed dismissed the appeal filed by the Peoples Democratic Party and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar as lacking in merit.
The Presidential Petition Tribunal Election Petition Tribunal had last month in a lead judgment by Justice Garba Mohammed last September affirmed Buhari’s victory.
An elated APC in a statement signed by its national publicity secretary, Mallam Lanre Isa-Onilu congratulated Nigerians, the President; Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo; party leaders, members and supporters on the Supreme Court’s verdict.
The party noted that the apex court was right in dismissing the appeal as lacking merit, in line with the earlier pronouncement of the PEPT.
The APC in the statement hailed ” the Judiciary for standing firm in the face of the PDP and Atiku’s subterfuge and for siding with the Nigerian electorate who through their votes decided to do away with PDP’s ignominious past and re-elect the President Buhari-led APC administration which has ushered in a new era of progressive growth for our country.”
The APC further disclosed that the ruling of the Supreme Court has finally affirmed President Buhari’s election victory and admonished Atiku Abubakar the PDP “to jettison their destructive and disruptive agenda against Nigeria, which they have made up their minds to pursue for the next four years.”
The statement further reads in part: “The PDP and Atiku should not confuse opposition politics for their unpatriotic agenda.
Democratic politics cannot be practised in the state of anarchy, confusion which the PDP and Atiku wish to achieve. Such a diabolic plan will definitely fail.
“Going forward, President Buhari-led APC government will continue to focus on delivering our Next Level plans for the country.”