-October 31, 2019, news/comments
SOKOTO-While Nigerians continue to acknowledge the building of the country’s nascent democracy assumed to have been founded on the principle of oneness and unity, they have also advised President Muhammadu Buhari to consolidate on his efforts to build a better Nigeria. This is one of the highlights of the Governor of Sokoto State, Gov. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, who in a press release over the victory of President Buhari at the Supreme-who affirmed the Presidential Tribunal judgement that earlier dismissed Atiku’s petition as lacking in merit. In his release, he encouraged the president to see his victory as a mark of total reflection of a better Nigeria for all. It reads:
“The Supreme Court yesterday dismissed the appeal filed by the presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Abubakar Atiku, GCON challenging the election of President Muhammadu Buhari.
The verdict of the Supreme Court brought to a conclusion the long drawn legal battle. I want to specially commend Alhaji Atiku Abubakar for his doggedness, tenacity and strong belief in the judicial process. His stance has contributed in no small measure in advancing our democracy. He is without doubt an icon of democracy. His place in Nigeria’s democratic journey is assured.
I urge our party members not to be dismayed. The legal way has a terminal stage. The verdict of the Supreme Court is final. In politics you win some, you lose some. Since our dear presidential candidate chose the legal way, it is a clear indication of the fact that he is not a supporter of resort to self – help, or violence, after all power comes from God and He alone gives it to whom He wishes at His own time and on His own terms.
To President Muhammadu Buhari (GCFR), I congratulate him on his victory and urge him to be magnanimous. Rather than encourage his supporters to engage in wild jubilations, this is a time for circumspection and rallying of Nigerians for the arduous task of tackling our huge developmental challenges. This is a time for Mr. President to run an inclusive government and strive to forge a true Nigerian nation and spirit”
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