A political support group in the 2023 Presidential Elections, Bola Campaign Organisation, has lauded the judiciary for validating President Bola Tinubu’s victory and the All Progressives Congress in the February 25 presidential election.
BCO said the judiciary has again identified itself as a true defender of democracy in the country by ruling in Tinubu’s favour as the winner of the presidential election.
This was contained in a communique signed by the group’s National Patron, Alhaji Abdulwahab Quardi; National Coordinator, Mohammed Makinta; and National Women’s Leader, Alhaja Folashade Tinubu-Ojo, and made available on Thursday.
PUNCH reports that a five-member panel of the Tribunal took turns to dismiss the petitions presented by the Peoples Democratic Party and its candidate, Atiku Abubakar; Labour Party and its candidate, Peter Obi; against the declaration of Tinubu as the winner of the presidential election by the Independent National Electoral Commission on March 1, 2023.
The judgment was delivered by the Chairman of the tribunal, Justice Haruna Tsammani, assisted by Stephen Adah, Monsurat Bolaji-Yusuf, Moses Ugo, and Abba Mohammed.
The group maintained that the tribunal’s verdict was an affirmation of the trust reposed in the President by Nigerians, describing the judgment as detailed, articulated, and comprehensive.
It said, “We commend the judiciary for this victory, for demonstrating uncommon will by validating the mandate freely given by the Nigerian citizens to President Bola Tinubu at the February 25 presidential election.
“We are elated that the judiciary has demonstrated bravery that the APC and its candidate were the actual winners of the election through its detailed, well articulated and comprehensive verdicts.
“This verdict was an affirmation of the trust reposed in the President by Nigerians and would serve as a morale booster for the President and his team”.
The group, however, called on members of the opposition parties to join hands with President Tinubu for the growth of the nation
“We, therefore, call on members of the opposition, particularly, Mr. Peter Obi of the LP and his PDP counterpart, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, to join hands with President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, to take Nigeria to enviable heights in terms of economic prosperity and human capital development, ” the group added.