He highlighted the need for change, given the acceptance and vibrancy of democracy in Nigeria.
Former President Muhammadu Buhari has called upon the opposition to collaborate with the Nigerian leader. The Supreme Court had dismissed appeals by Peter Obi of the Labour Party (LP) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)’s Atiku Abubakar, affirming Tinubu’s victory.
Garba Shehu, Buhari stated the need for unity after a protracted legal battle.
“Now that we have arrived at the last bus stop, after a tortuous 8-months of expensive legal journey, the nation deserves a break. The opposition has fought a good fight. Having now exhausted their rights as constitutionally allowed, they should take the hand of fellowship extended by the Tinubu/Shettima and the APC government,” he stated.
The former President urged the opposition to allow the government to focus on running the administration, enabling the people to enjoy the full benefits of the promises made by the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Buhari expressed relief over the judgment, considering it a welcome decision not just for him but for the majority of Nigerians.
Buhari viewed the ruling as “a reaffirmation of the will of the majority of the people against the determined will of a hard-fighting minority.”
However, he expressed concern about the low voter turnout across the country, particularly in urban areas, calling for a shift in this pattern. He highlighted the need for change, given the acceptance and vibrancy of democracy in Nigeria.