…congratulates Tinubu, Shettima, APC
Nigeria’s Senate President Godswill Akpabio has lauded the judgement of the Presidential Election Petition Court (PEPC), which on Wednesday unanimously affirmed the victory of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Vice President Kashim Shettima in the 2023 presidential election.
Akpabio describes the court verdict as an affirmation of the popular mandate of the Nigerian people for the Tinubu/Shettima ticket of the All Progressives Congress(APC) as delivered at the polls in February.
The Senate President congratulated President Tinubu and Vice President Shettima on the affirmation of their mandate by the judgement of the court.
He noted that the five-member panel painstakingly evaluated all the issues raised by the petitioners and delivered a clear verdict on the integrity of Nigeria’s electoral process.
“I applaud the judgement of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal for upholding the victory of our President, His Excellency, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, and our Vice President, His Excellency, Kashim Shettima, at the 2023 presidential polls.
“I also congratulate our great party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), on its vindication by this well-thought-out landmark judgement,” Akpabio stated.
He said the judgement “has expressly affirmed the popular mandate of the Nigerian people for our party the APC and its Presidential and Vice Presidential candidates, freely given at the February 2023 polls”.
“As the court has painstakingly addressed all the issues raised by the petitioners, I urge all concerned to accept the judgement and join hands with the Tinubu government in its bold efforts to secure the wellbeing of our people,” Akpabio said.
He said the judgement showed even to dispassionate observers that despite the challenges, Nigeria’s electoral process was making a steady progress and deserved the appreciation and support of all Nigerians and friends of Nigeria.
He urged Nigerians to continue to support the Tinubu government in its drive to deliver the Renewed Hope Agenda of the ruling APC.