In response to the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal (PEPT) verdict, Nigerian President Bola Tinubu has reaffirmed his dedication to building a unified and prosperous nation, transcending political, religious, and tribal boundaries. Through his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, the President conveyed his commitment to serve all Nigerians diligently.
Acknowledging the tribunal’s diligence and professionalism, Tinubu stressed his unwavering commitment to upholding the rule of law and ensuring the tribunal’s unhindered operation, signifying Nigeria’s legal system’s maturation.
He viewed the tribunal’s verdict as a significant milestone for Africa’s largest democracy, emphasizing that it comes at a time when democratic systems in other parts of the continent face challenges. The President commended the candidates and political parties for their lawful participation in the 2023 elections, which, in his view, affirms Nigeria’s democratic standing.
Tinubu urged his fellow challengers to rally their supporters to prioritize patriotism over partisan interests, thereby supporting the government’s efforts to enhance the well-being of all Nigerians. He expressed gratitude for the mandate given to him by the people and pledged to exceed their expectations through hard work and diligence.
This statement underscores Tinubu’s commitment to national unity, democratic values, and good governance while highlighting the importance of upholding the rule of law in Nigeria’s democratic journey.