Former President Muhammadu Buhari has advised political actors in the legal battle for the presidency to sheet their swords after the eight months fight that has just ended in the Supreme Court.
Reacting to the ruling of the highest court in the land on the appeal by the Presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar and that of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi, against the victory of President Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Buhari described the ruling of the Supreme Court as a welcome relief to him and to a majority of the citizens.
“Now that we have arrived at the last bus stop, after a tortuous 8-months of expensive legal journey, the nation deserves a break.
“The opposition has fought a good fight. Having now exhausted their rights as constitutionally allowed, they should take the hand of fellowship extended by the Tinubu/Shettima APC government.
“Let them allow the government to run their administration and the people to have the benefit of the promises the All Progressives Congress, APC made.
The former President repeated what he said on the earlier 6th September verdict of the Presidential Election Petition Court which affirmed President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s victory that the welcome decision is “a reaffirmation of the will of the majority of the people against the determined will of a hard-fighting minority.”
The former President however, expressed concern over low voting percentage all over the country, especially in urban areas, saying that this should change given the acceptance and vibrancy of democracy in Nigeria.
In a statement today, issued by his spokesman while in office, Malam Garba Shehu, the former President wished the President and his team a successful term in office.