The Supreme Court judgment, rejected by Atiku Abubakar and his party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the country ‘ s fredom to travel, President Muhammadu Buhari said. It gave the nation “a right to move forward.”
In a claim by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, President Buhari, who is away from Saudi Arabia for the Future Investment Initiative (FII) meeting, reiterated that the win had been decided since February 2019.
Atiku lost the presidential election by almost 15% of the total vote and contested the result against him and his faction, the PDP, at the tribunal in September 2019
“The President and Government of Nigeria do wish to extend our gratitude to former vice-president and his party for undertaking their campaign through protestations to the courts.
‘‘In this regard, they have conducted themselves in line with the laws of the country they sought to lead.
“Now, following this final legal bid before the highest court, it is time the country is afforded the right to move on – in the interest of all Nigerians – regardless of how they voted”.
The statement added that the country’s issues should be addressed by President Buhari and the Federal Government.
“The elected President and his Government now must be enabled to focus solely on addressing the issues that concern the country.
“From building economic empowerment and opportunities for the nearly 200 million Nigerians, 60 per cent of whom are youths bubbling with energy, to defeating the twin ills of terrorism and corruption, there is much work to do”.