APC Omo-Agege

Former Deputy Senate President, Sen. Ovie Omo-Agege has enjoined the presidential candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, and Peter Obi of the Labour Party (LP), to work with President Bola Tinubu to “get Nigeria working again.

Omo-Agege said the Supreme Court judgement which affirmed Tinubu as the winner of the 2023 presidential election was not a victory for the president or the All Progressives Congress (APC) alone, urging aggrieved politicians in the country to work with Tinubu to rebuild Nigeria.

The former Deputy Senate President said this in a statement issued on Thursday by his Media Adviser, Sunny Areh, in reaction to the judgement of the Supreme Court which upheld the victory of Tinubu in the February 25 presidential election.

He stated: “What the Supreme Court did is not just to affirm the validity of President Bola Tinubu’s mandate, but a call to duty. The learned Justices saved Nigeria from unnecessary and prolonged distractions by promptly giving their verdict so that we can get down to the task of rebuilding our country.

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“Whatever each of the protagonists may feel, this is not a victory for President Tinubu alone or any political party. This is admonition for us to collectively work towards fixing Nigeria again.

“One remarkable feature of our judiciary is that despite all challenges facing the country, despite all seeming uncertainties, our Supreme Court has always displayed an independent and calming disposition on the country. This is one such instance. Our justices must be commended for their service to the country.

“Now is the time to jettison politics and work with President Tinubu to get Nigeria working again.

“It is now a matter of duty to our people. Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and Mr. Peter Obi, their political parties and followers should think Nigeria first, not just because the Supreme Court is the final arbiter but the higher interest of the people who we are all aspiring to serve, to support and collaborate with the President to get Nigeria back on track.”

Omo-Agege, however, commended Atiku and Obi for enriching Nigeria’s jurisprudence through their democratic litigations to challenge the election, noting that the electoral process gets better as a result.

The Star



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