– The immediate past governor of Imo state, Rochas Okorocha, has congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari on his victory at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal
– Okorocha said that President Buhari’s victory at the tribunal on Wednesday, September 11, means hope for Nigeria’s democracy
– The former Imo state governor also commended Atiku Abubakar for his contributions to the nation’s democracy
The senator representing Imo West senatorial district, Rochas Okorocha, has congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari on his victory at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT) on Wednesday, September 11.
According to a press release issued by his special adviser on media, Sam Onwuemeodo, Okorocha said that the president’s victory is for all ”lovers of democracy in and outside the country as it signifies a light at the end of the tunnel for Nigeria’s democracy,” The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
He said: “I want to congratulate Mr. President for the resounding victory at the Tribunal, it is victory for the people, it is victory for our democracy.”
Okorocha also stated that with the victory, the president would be more encouraged to continue to work for the unity, progress and peace of the nation, without the distractions of the case.
He commended the tribunal members for “doing a good job and making the nation proud.” The senator also commended Alhaji Atiku Abubakar for “giving a good account of himself and for his contributions to the nation’s democracy.”
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the tribunal sitting in Abuja had affirmed President Buhari’s victory in the February 23 presidential election.
The five-man tribunal headed by Justice Garba Mohammed delivered the judgement on Wednesday, September 11.
Atiku had rejected the outcome of the presidential election and had approached the tribunal to challenge the victory of Buhari.
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