Tribunal: Senate Chief Whip, Sen. Orji Kalu Hails Buhari’s Victory |
Senate Chief Whip, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu has described the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal as a victory for Nigeria’s democracy, Newz NG reports.
Newz NG had reported that the five-man panel tribunal, Wednesday, upheld Buhari’s re-election, striking out all petitions brought against him by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate, Atiku Abubakar.
Reacting to the development, Kalu said the verdict was a re-affirmation of the popularity of the President among the people, adding that the 2019 presidential election provided another opportunity for Nigerians to compensate Buhari for his good works.
Acknowledging the role of the judiciary in sustaining Nigeria’s growing democracy, Kalu advised politicians to embrace the spirit of sportsmanship in their pursuits, for the sake of nation building.
While commending the panel for the landmark judgement, the Senator expressed appreciation to Nigerians for their firm confidence in President Buhari and his team.
In a statement personally signed by the former Abia Governor and sent to Newz NG, he stressed that the re-affirmation of Buhari’s victory is a testament to the unprecedented achievements of the current administration.
“I join other Nigerians in celebrating the verdict of the tribunal. President Buhari’s pedigree and goodwill will always speak for him”, he said.
“The President as a strong advocate of democracy, provided a level playing ground for candidates across political parties in the 2019 general election.
“President Buhari’s leadership style is highly commendable. With the judgement of the tribunal, the opposition and other stakeholders should join hands with him in his determined efforts to reposition Nigeria”, Kalu added.
Kalu, who applauded the level of maturity displayed by President Buhari before, during and after the poll, charged the political class to embrace the tenets of democracy in their endeavours, noting that the unity of Nigeria remains non-negotiable.
While congratulating President Buhari, Comrade Adams Oshiomole, National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), stakeholders and members of the APC, the Senator urged Nigerians to be calm, steadfast and law-abiding.