Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has said the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal (PEPT) shows that he performed well in his first term.
The PDP and Atiku were challenging the declaration of President Muhammadu Buhari as the winner of the February 23, 2019, presidential election.
Delivering judgement, Justice Mohammed Garba, who led the five-man panel, said: “This petition is accordingly, and hereby dismissed in its entirety.
“In the final result, and I have come to the conclusion which is inevitable and unavoidable, that the petitioners have not proved any of the grounds of the petition in paragraph 15 of the petition.
“This petition is accordingly and hereby dismissed in its entirety.”
In a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Gboyega Akosile, Sanwo-Olu congratulated Buhari on his victory.
Sanwo-Olu said ”although millions of Nigerians were not in doubt as regards the mandate freely given to President Buhari to steer the ship of the country for another term of four years, the opposition politicians were also not wrong to have approached the court to seek redress, noting that they were free to test the country’s judicial system.
”With this pronouncement, it is clear to everyone that contrary to misinformation being spread against our party during the electioneering by the opposition, the All Progressives Congress under President Muhammadu Buhari performed to the satisfaction of Nigerians in his first term in office.”
He urged Nigerians to join hands with the president to deliver the real dividends of democracy to the people.