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Tribunal judgment is victory for Nigerians, says President Buhari

President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari has swiftly sent a message across to Nigerians after emerging victorious in the case against at the tribunal.

Atiku Abubakar contested the re-election of Buhari after loosing to him during the general elections held in February.

President Buhari reacting to his win at the tribunal via his special adviser on media and publicity, Femi Adesina said the “victory is for Nigerians who trooped out to overwhelmingly elect him for a second term in office.”

See the statement below:

STATE HOUSE PRESS RELEASE

TRIBUNAL JUDGMENT IS VICTORY FOR NIGERIANS, SAYS PRESIDENT BUHARI

President Muhammadu Buhari says the ruling of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal on the February 23, 2019 poll, is victory for Nigerians who trooped out to overwhelmingly elect him for a second term in office.

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“Good conscience fears no evil report. I was unperturbed all along, because I knew Nigerians freely gave us the mandate. We are now vindicated,” the President declares.

He dedicates the victory to God, and to Nigerians, while also commending the judiciary for “dispensing justice without fear or favour.”

President Buhari extends a hand of fellowship to those who had felt aggrieved at the outcome of the election, and went to court, noting that it was within their democratic rights.

He notes, however, that with the pronouncement of the judiciary, “it is time for the country to move forward as one cohesive body, putting behind us all bickering and potential distractions over an election in which Nigerians spoke clearly and resoundingly.”

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Femi Adesina
Special Adviser to the President
(Media and Publicity)
September 11, 2019

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