The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN) has reacted to President Muhammadu Buhari’s victory at the Supreme Court.
Naija News reported that the Supreme Court had on Wednesday dismissed the case instituted by Atiku Abubakar and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) against the 2019 election victory of President Buhari, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The seven-man panel of the court, headed by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Tanko Mohammed in a unanimous judgement, affirmed that President Muhammadu Buhari was validly elected as Nigeria’s President in the February 23 presidential election.
The Supreme Court panel, however, said it will give reasons for its decision at a later date.
Speaking to State House correspondents, Malami described Buhari’s victory as a ‘testimony to the supremacy of democracy.’
He added that the Supreme Court had reaffirmed the mandate that has been accorded to the administration of Buhari by a majority of Nigerians.
Malami said: “It’s a success for the judicial system that has looked into the mandate that majority of Nigerians gave this government, the court of appeal confirmed and reconfirmed same, and it is a further reinforcement of the supremacy of the people, votes of the people that the Supreme Court this morning (yesterday) confirmed the decision of the court of appeal by affirming the mandate that has been accorded President Muhammadu Buhari.
“By the general consensus of the people, the court of the appeal for the purpose of determining the fate of the election petition that was filed by the PDP. “Unanimous decision was handed down affirming,” he added