By Aliyu Dangida
Former President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated President Tinubu on the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold his election victory.
He wished the president and his administration a prosperous tenure in office.
Buhari stated that the Supreme Court’s decision to dismiss the petitions of Alhaji Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Peter Obi of the Labour Party (LP) is a welcome relief to him and the majority of Nigerians.
A statement signed by ex-president’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu noted that Buhari repeated what he said on the earlier 6 September verdict of the Presidential Election Petition Court, which affirmed President Tinubu’s victory, that the welcome decision is “a reaffirmation of the will of the majority of the people against the determined will of a hard-fighting minority.”
He said: “Now that we have arrived at the last bus stop, after a tortuous 8-months of expensive legal journey, the nation deserves a break.
“The opposition has fought a good fight. Having now exhausted their rights as constitutionally allowed, they should take the hand of fellowship extended by the Tinubu/Shettima @OfficialAPCNg government.
“Let them allow the Government to run their administration and the people to enjoy the full benefits of the promises the All Progressives Congress (APC) made.”
The former president also expressed concern over low voting percentages all over the country, especially in urban areas, and said this should change, given the acceptance and vibrancy of democracy in Nigeria.