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Supreme Court Ruling: Tambuwal hails Atiku, urges Buhari to be magnanimous in victory

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Governor Aminu Tambuwal on Thursday commended the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 general elections, Atiku Abubakar for diligently towing democratic path in challenging the outcome of the election in which President Muhammadu Buhari was declared winner.

The Governor in a statement he personally signed on Thursday also urged President Muhammadu Buhari to be magnanimous in victory.

Read full statement below:

S/COURT JUDGEMENT:  TAMBUWAL SALUTES ATIKU’S DOGGEDNESS, TENACITY

……URGES BUHARI TO BE MAGNANIMOUS IN VICTORY

The Supreme Court yesterday dismissed the appeal filed by the presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Abubakar Atiku, GCON challenging the election of President Muhammadu Buhari.

The verdict of the Supreme Court brought to a conclusion the long drawn legal battle. I want to specially commend Alhaji Atiku Abubakar for his doggedness, tenacity and strong belief in the judicial process. His stance has contributed in no small measure in advancing our democracy. He is without doubt an icon of democracy. His place in Nigeria’s democratic journey is assured.

I urge our party members not to be dismayed. The legal way has a terminal stage. The verdict of the Supreme Court is final. In politics you win some, you lose some. Since our dear presidential candidate chose the legal way, it is a clear indication of the fact that he is not a supporter of resort to self – help, or violence, after all power comes from God and He alone gives it to whom He wishes at His own time and on His own terms.

To President Muhammadu Buhari (GCFR), I congratulate him on his victory and urge him to be magnanimous. Rather than encourage his supporters to engage in wild jubilations, this is a time for circumspection and rallying of Nigerians for the arduous task of tackling our huge developmental challenges. This is a time for Mr. President to run an inclusive government and strive to forge a true Nigerian nation and spirit.

Gov. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal

Oct. 31, 2019

Sokoto

 

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