Presidential Tribunal: Islamic group reacts to Buhari’s victory over Atiku
Muslim Rights Concern, MURIC, has reacted to the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Election Petition Court on Wednesday.
President Buhari’s victory in the 2019 presidential election was upheld by tribunal after it dismissed the petition filed by Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
The court ruled that Buhari was duly elected as president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria during the presidential election held on 23rd February, 2019.
The tribunal ruled that electronic transfer of results which was the crux of the opposition’s petition did not take place at any level.
The court also held that President Buhari was not only qualified but eminently qualified to stand for election based on his educational records.
In addition, the tribunal dismissed the allegations of electoral malpractices and that there was no evidence of partiality on the part of security agents, nor was there widespread violence on election day.
In its reaction on Wednesday by its director, Prof. Ishaq Akintola, MURIC congratulated Buhari on his victory at the election tribunal.
It said, “We felicitate with President Muhammadu Buhari. It is a victory well-deserved. We dedicate this victory to the war against corruption. It is a victory for integrity, a victory for level-headedness and a triumph for democracy.
“We congratulate the Nigerian people for voting right. We commend the Nigerian proletariat for refusing to sell this country to the highest bidder.”
MURIC also commended the judiciary and appealed to the opposition to accept the judgement in good faith.
“But above all, we salute the Nigerian judiciary for coming out boldly and loudly to proclaim victory for conscience. We pay tribute to the temple of justice for refusing to engage in trade by batter.
“As we raise the curtain, we appeal to the opposition candidate who lost at the tribunal as well as his party to bury the hatchet and allow the Federal Government to settle down.
“This is not only the wisest thing to do at this stage but also in the interest of our great country, Nigeria.”
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