Hundreds of Nigerians marched around the immediate perimeters of the Court of Appeal in Abuja on Wednesday, declaring their acceptance of the judgement of the Presidential Election Petition Court PEPC, which affirmed President Bola Tinubu’s victory in the February 25 Presidential Election.
According to the Coalition for Good Governance and Change Initiative CGGCI, the verdict validates Nigerians’ rejection of the plaintiffs, particularly the presidential candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP, Atiku Abubakar, and the Labour Party LP, Peter Obi.
The coalition’s National Coordinator, Comrade Okpokwu Udenyi, who led the peaceful march, also asked Atiku and others to work with Tinubu to bring Nigeria ahead.
“We want to thank the Justices of the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal who have sat as the tribunal’s Justices for delivering a sound judgement today,” he stated.
“We are Nigerians by providence, and God Almighty has brought President Tinubu to liberate the Nigerian people’s sufferings.” Asiwaju has made numerous promises, and he is keeping them.
“Within his first 100 days in office, he signed the Student Loans Act into law.” Within his first 100 days in office, he implemented measures to mitigate the effects of the previous administration’s subsidy elimination. Within his first 100 days in office, he was able to diversify the Nigerian economy by creating ministries and effectively assigning them. Asiwaju has made significant progress in his first 100 days in office. Nigeria has forced the rest of the world to take notice. And the United States has invited him to speak at the ongoing NUGA games in Portugal. And, as the sole African leader invited to the meeting, it is a strong indicator that the world has agreed with the Nigerian people’s mandate that Asiwaju remains the people’s choice.”
“They are Nigerians,” Ogenyi remarked of Atiku and others who brought the case to the tribunal. We, the people of Nigeria, rejected them with the mandate to govern us at the voting box. They should accept the Court’s decision and move on with the President.
“As Chief Olabode George, who was called out for criticising the President, can attest, the President is a welcoming President.” Before the general elections, Chief George stated that if Bola Tinubu is elected President, he will relocate to Ghana. He is still in Nigeria today, reaping the benefits of democracy under the same President Bola Tinubu.
“We are saying that Atiku, Peter Obi, and Kwankwaso are all welcome to be part of the administration because all we want is for the Nigerian system to succeed and progress, which we believe will be possible under President Tinubu’s administration.”