Following the decision of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal in Abuja on Wednesday, President Bola Tinubu urged Nigerians to remain calm.
The president also reaffirmed his determination to realise his goal of creating a prosperous, unified nation for all Nigerians.
The President made this declaration while abroad in India for the G-20 conference, according to a statement released by his spokeswoman, Ajuri Ngelale. It was in reaction to the recent Presidential Election Tribunal judgement in Abuja.
Bola Tinubu was unanimously declared the legitimately elected President of Nigeria by the five members of the Presidential Victory Petition Court in Abuja on Wednesday, putting an end to the legal uncertainty that has surrounded his victory for more than six months.
According to a statement President Tinubu greeted the Tribunal’s decision saying it is a start to serve all Nigerians, regardless of political persuasions, beliefs, or tribal identities.
The President also commended the five-member bench, led by Justice Haruna Tsammani, “for their perseverance, thoroughness, and expertise in interpreting the law.
“The President believes the Presidential Candidates and Political Parties that have lawfully exercised their rights by participating in the 2023 general elections and the judicial process, which followed, have affirmed Nigeria’s democratic credentials.
President also urged other political parties to inspire their supporters in the trust that the spirit of patriotism will now and forever be elevated above partisan considerations.
“Once more, President Tinubu thanks Nigerians for the mandate given to him to serve our country while promising to meet and exceed their expectations, by the grace of God Almighty, and through very diligent hard work with the team that has been put in place for that sole purpose.