“Democracy and the People Have Won,” Says Former President Buhari


Former President Muhammadu Buhari has reacted to the ruling of the Presidential Election Petition Court, describing its verdict as a victory for democracy and the people.

The Presidential Election Petition Court on Wednesday upheld the victory of the All Progressives Congress (APC); its candidate, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu; and his running mate, Vice President Kashim Shettima, in the February 25 election.

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The former president said the Presidential Election Petition Court has “written history” by spurning intimidation and all manner of prejudice to deliver justice, according law to a majority of citizens whose wish is that the choices they made are respected, Garba Shehu, spokesperson and senior special assistant (Media and Publicity) to the former president, disclosed.

“If anybody has won today it is the democracy and the people. With the verdict of the Supreme Court, the election period is over and it is time to put the heat and dust behind us.

“From here, the new APC administration led by Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu should get the support of everyone in order to deliver the promises it made to the people,” he said.

The former president also voiced his appreciation to all citizens for maintaining peace throughout this period and prayed for continued progress and development under the APC government.

He sent warm congratulations to the president, the vice president and the All Progressives Congress on the victory in court, expressing his best wishes to them in fulfilling the people’s aspirations.

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