Leader of the Senate, Senator Opeyemi Bamidele, on Thursday, September 7, emphasized that following the tribunal’s decision to uphold President Bola Tinubu’s victory, politicians should now focus on embracing governance.
He commended the judiciary for prioritizing the rule of law over emotions by confirming Tinubu as the winner of the February 25, 2023, presidential election.
In a statement released by his media officer, Senator Bamidele extended his congratulations to Tinubu for the tribunal’s verdict. He urged the petitioners to acknowledge the tribunal’s decision and collaborate with Tinubu to implement the ‘Renewed Hope Agenda’ for the benefit of Nigerians.
Senator Bamidele emphasized;
“Politics is over, it is now time for governance.”
He also said;
“I commend the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal for upholding the rule of law over emotions.
“The verdict of the Justices has once again reaffirmed that Nigerians overwhelmingly voted for President Bola Ahmed Tinubu during the February 25, presidential election.
“I also congratulate President Tinubu over the affirmation of his victory by the Tribunal. In the interest of our beloved country, I, therefore, urge the petitioners to join hands with Tinubu’s administration to deliver his ‘Renewed Hope Agenda’ to Nigerians. Politics is over, it is now time for governance.”
On Wednesday, September 6, the election of President Tinubu was affirmed by a five-member tribunal led by Justice Haruna Tsammani.
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Nonetheless, Atiku Abubakar, accompanied by his Labour Party counterpart, Peter Obi, openly denounced the tribunal’s decision on Wednesday, reaffirming their objection to the election’s result.