The Supreme Court’s dismissal of the petition filed by Alhaji Atiku Abubakar challenging the declaration of President Muhammadu Buhari as winner of the February 23 presidential election for lack of merit is being hailed as a good development for all lovers of democracy and a victory for all.
Describing the judgment as the “people’s expectation,” the former Senator representing the Oyo South Senatorial District and the Okanlomo of Ibadanland, Senator Adesoji Akanbi, lauded the judges for doing the right thing without any fear or favour.
Senator Akanbi stated that, having been heard at the highest level, it left for the petitioners to join the present administration in moving Nigeria forward.
Senator Akanbi added that going by the exhilarating mood of the people on hearing the final judgment, one could say without any vestige of doubt that the present administration enjoys massive support of the masses.
He, therefore, called on both President Buhari and the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo to make history with their victory at the apex court and strive to live up to the expectations of the teeming Nigerians who have given them the mandate to serve.
He said: “I make bold to say that the judgment is an elixir of hope to the majority of Nigerians who are yearning for the completion of the good work the Buhari administration has started. I, therefore, hope and pray that the government will live up to its billing and fulfil all the promises made.”