Speaker of the House of Representatives, Tajudeen Abbas, has urged Atiku Abubakar and Peter Obi to support the administration of President Bola Tinubu in its drive to set Nigeria on the path of growth and development.
Speaker Abbas stated this while reacting to the court verdict on the 2023 presidential election which upheld Tinubu’s victory at the polls.
Abbas, who congratulated Tinubu on his victory at the tribunal, said the dismissal of petitions against the president only added more legitimacy and credibility to his government and administration.
The Speaker noted that while the petitioners have duly exercised their rights by approaching the tribunal to table their grievances, the court has also duly weighed the arguments and evidence presented before it before arriving at the judgment.
Speaker Abbas hailed the judiciary for its critical role in the sustenance of democracy in Nigeria, noting that the tribunal’s judgment has strengthened democratic processes in the country.
He said the judgment has vindicated the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), which duly declared Tinubu the winner of the presidential poll based on the votes the president received from Nigerians.
The Speaker urged presisent’s opponents in the presidential election as well as all Nigerians across political, religious and ethnic lines to support the Tinubu administration towards achieving a safe and prosperous country for all.
Politics Nigeria recalls that Atiku (PDP) and Obi (Labour Party) contested against Tinubu (APC) during the 2023 president election.
The tribunal, on Wednesday, trashed cases by the duo against President Tinubu for lack of merit.