The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has urged the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate in the 2019 elections, Atiku Abubakar, to join the ruling party and join hands in moving the nation forward.
In a statement he personally signed shortly after the Supreme Court’s affirmation of President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election, Tinubu commended PDP and Atiku for their tenacious pursuit of what was their legal remedies.
In statement entitled: ‘Presidential Election: Supreme Court Affirms Will of The People’, Tinubu congratulated President Buhari and the APC on a ‘well-deserved legal affirmation of a hard-won electoral victory.’
The statement reads:
“The rule of law conclusively affirmed the collective voice of the people by dismissing the petition filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and their presidential candidate, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar.
The sun rose high in the Nigeria sky today to shine its light over the entire land. Atiku should now channel the energy and intellect deployed in the electoral and legal processes toward joining APC to move this nation more rapidly and assuredly forward.”
Tinubu further commended the Supreme Court for its expeditious and highly competent treatment of this important matter.
“Democracy has been affirmed and strengthened. By its ruling, the Supreme Court also affirmed that the rule of law is paramount; that the law is to be applied objectively, without regard to fear, friend or foe. The law is the law. Nothing is to be added to it and nothing subtracted from it.
No one should enjoy undue favor or suffer unjust prejudice from its application. In so doing, it under girded its reputation as the highest court in the land and the ultimate guardian of the rule of law in our nation.”
He added that the victory was a result of President Buhari’s hard work and of the trust the people had in him as a committed leader.
“With these electoral and legal victories now behind us, the APC must give due honor to the faith the people have reposed in us. They expect us to govern in a way that produces the shared prosperity and enlightened future they deserve. We must commit ourselves fully to this profound and august task.”