By Augustine Akhilomen
President Muhammadu Buhari has applauded the judgement of the Petition Tribunal dismissing the appeal filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.
In a statement issued by the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the President, Femi Adesina, stated the judgement of the Tribunal truly reflects the mandate of the people.
“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 declared in a statement by his spokesman, Femi Adesina.
He dedicated 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 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”, the statement concluded.