Tribunal judgment victory for Nigerians who voted me ― Buhari

Says its time to move forward in unity

President Muhammadu Buhari has reacted to the affirmation by the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal, of his victory at the February 23, 2019 election, saying that it is a victory for Nigerians who trooped out to overwhelmingly elect him for a second term in office.

A statement issued in Abuja moments after the ruling by Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President (Media and Publicity), quoted the President as saying: “Good conscience fears no evil report. I was unperturbed all along because I knew Nigerians freely gave us the mandate. We are now vindicated.”

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

He also extended 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.

The President noted, 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.”