In a significant turn of events, President Bola Tinubu’s triumph at the Presidential Election Petition Court (PEPC) has ignited jubilation within the ranks of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its support groups. The verdict has spurred a flurry of reactions, with many key figures within the party expressing their elation and hopes for the future.
Notable APC leaders, including Governors Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Yahaya Bello, and Dapo Abiodun, as well as Deputy Senate President Barau Jibrin, wasted no time in extending their heartfelt congratulations to President Tinubu on his well-deserved win. They view this court ruling as a pivotal step toward realizing the President’s ambitious Renewed Hope Agenda and see it as a strengthening force for democracy in Nigeria.
Governor Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State celebrated the essence of democracy and the rule of law, underscoring that the court’s decision had unequivocally affirmed the will of the Nigerian electorate, who had voiced their choice through the ballot box. He appealed to all Nigerians, irrespective of political affiliations, to unite with President Tinubu in delivering tangible democratic dividends to the nation.
Governor Abiodun of Ogun State hailed the tribunal’s decision as a resounding victory for both President Tinubu and Vice President Kashim Shettima. He stressed that this ruling served as a resolute endorsement of the trust Nigerians had placed in President Tinubu, commending the judges for their unwavering courage and impartiality in delivering this landmark judgment.
Governor Bello of Kogi State joined in congratulating President Tinubu and Vice President Shettima, emphasizing that this triumph underscored the robustness of Nigeria’s democratic institutions and the vital importance of equitable and transparent electoral processes. He considered this a momentous achievement in upholding the people’s will.
Cornelius Ojelabi, Chairman of the Lagos APC, voiced his satisfaction with the judgment and attributed the victory to President Tinubu’s diligence and unwavering integrity. He acknowledged the predictable rejection of the judgment by the Labour Party but underscored that it unequivocally demonstrated that Nigerians had indeed cast their votes in favor of the APC.
Deputy Senate President Barau Jibrin lauded the judgment as a reaffirmation of the choice made by the Nigerian populace. He called on all Nigerians to gracefully accept the tribunal’s decision and rally behind the administration to collectively address the nation’s challenges. Jibrin pledged the parliament’s firm commitment to supporting President Tinubu’s Renewed Hope Agenda through the enactment of supportive legislation.
In summary, President Bola Tinubu’s victorious outcome at the PEPC has ignited enthusiasm and optimism within the APC and its affiliated support groups. Party leaders and members are brimming with hope that this judgment will pave the way for the successful implementation of the Renewed Hope Agenda and further fortify Nigeria’s democratic foundations.