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Supreme Court did justice to all issues put up for consideration — Tinubu

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President Bola Tinubu said the confirmation of his election victory by the Supreme Court has further energised and strengthened his commitment to continue to serve all Nigerians of all political persuasions, tribes, and faiths, with honour.

The President said this while reacting to the Supreme Court judgment which upheld his election on Thursday in a statement he personally signed, titled, ” It is time for us to build our great nation together.”

According to him, with the judgment, the Renewed Hope agenda for a greater and prosperous Nigeria had further gained momentum.

The President with the contest over election over, the energy of the people must now be directed towards building a virile, stronger, united, and more prosperous country.

The President said, ” I welcome the verdict of the Justice John Okoro-led Panel of the Supreme Court on the Presidential Election petitions filed by the candidates of the PDP and the Labour Party, challenging the ruling of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal.

”The court has done justice to all issues put up for consideration in the petitions on the merits of the law, without fear or favour. There is no doubt, with the profound judgment of today.

“While the verdict of today has laid to rest the agitating discourse over who truly won the 2023 Presidential election and met the constitutional requirements as laid out by law, I want to reiterate that my faith in our nation’s judiciary has never been shaken, not even for a moment.

”I know that our hallowed courts of law will not fail to administer justice to all Nigerians in all matters and at all times.

“In spite of the fusillade of pressure and attempts at intimidation by some political actors, the judiciary demonstrated its unequivocal commitment to upholding the rule of law for the upliftment and defense of humanity.

“It was affirmed once more today, that my party, the governing All Progressives’ Congress, had freely and fairly won the popular mandate of Nigerians, which has since given rise to my leadership of this great nation at a tumultuous period of unprecedented reforms in our history as a nation,” he said.

He said:” With deep gratitude to God Almighty, I solemnly and humbly accept today’s judicial victory with an intense sense of responsibility and a burning desire to meet the great challenges confronting our people.

”The victory of today has further energised and strengthened my commitment to continue to serve all Nigerians of all political persuasions, tribes, and faiths, with honour.

”And total respect for the diverse opinions and uniting values of our citizens,” he said.

Tinubu said that the Renewed Hope agenda for a greater and prosperous Nigeria had further gained momentum.

”I will continue to work from morning to night, every single day, to build a country that meets our collective yearnings and aspirations.

”We are all members of one household, and this moment demands that we continue to work and build our country together.

”The strength of our diversity and the great citizenship that binds us must now compel us forward in directing the energy of our people towards building a virile, stronger, united, and more prosperous country.”

He assured that in the days and months ahead, “I trust that the spirit of patriotism will be elevated into supporting our administration to improve the living conditions of Nigerians.

”I am prepared to welcome the contributions of all Nigerians to foster and strengthen our collective progress.”

He expressed his immense gratitude to all Nigerians for given him the mandate to serve the country.

”I promise again to meet and exceed your expectations in service delivery and good governance, working with my team and trusting in the grace of God.

”May God continue to bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria,” Tinubu prayed.

(NAN)

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