President Muhammadu Buhari has extended hand of fellowship to Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the February 23, 2019 presidential election.
The tribunal, Wednesday, upheld Buhari’s re-election, striking out all petitions brought against him by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate, Atiku Abubakar.
President Buhari called on the petitioners to join hands with him to move the country forward through his Twitter handle.
“…I am hereby extending a hand of fellowship to everyone who felt aggrieved at the outcome of the election, and went to court. It was well within your democratic rights to go to Court. Now that the Court has spoken, let us join hands to move Nigeria to the Next Level”, he said.
“With this ruling, it is now time for the country to move forward as one cohesive body, putting behind us all bickering and potential distractions over an election in which Nigerians spoke clearly and resoundingly”, Buhari added.
The President dedicated his victory to the Almighty God, and to all Nigerians, while commending the judiciary for “dispensing justice without fear or favour.”
“Today’s ruling is a well-deserved victory for Nigerians who trooped out overwhelmingly to elect us for a second term in office. I was unperturbed all along, because I knew Nigerians freely gave us the mandate. We are now vindicated!”, he stressed.