The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, on Wednesday, congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari on his victory at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal, adding that the ruling of the tribunal had added a new precedent for election matters in the country.
The speaker also congratulated the national leadership of the ruling All Progressives Congress on the victory, while also commending the Peoples Democratic Party and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, for “testing the court.”
It would be recalled that the tribunal, in an eight-hour judgment, dismissed the petition by the PDP and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.
The speaker, in a statement issued on Wednesday, applauded the Nigerian judiciary, especially members of the tribunal, for doing their job without fear or favour.
He said: “I am elated to congratulate the President on his victory at the tribunal. Ab initio, I had no doubt whatsoever in my mind that the President would come out victorious, considering the massive support Nigerians gave the President before and during the February 23 presidential election.
“May I also congratulate the Nigerian judiciary for living up to expectations by doing the right thing.
“With this judgement, a precedent has been set for electoral matters in the country.”
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