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Buhari: Tribunal’s verdict victory against falsehood -Gov Sule



Gov. Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State has congratulated President Muhammad Buhari on his victory at the Presidential Elections Tribunal, describing the verdict as a victory against falsehood.

This was contained in a statement issued on Thursday in Lafia by Mr Yakubu Lamai, the governor’s Director-General, Strategic Communication and Press Affairs.

Sule hailed the judgement of the tribunal, stressing that it affirmed that Buhari was voted by Nigerians for a second term in office as against any false perception.

The governor maintained that the verdict of the tribunal reaffirmed that “truth will always triumph over falsehood”.

Sule said the judgment clearly affirmed that the electorate in Nasarawa State stood with Buhari because of his “hard earned integrity, which Nigerians will always support and protect”.

According to Sule, the verdict has affirmed that Buhari is not only eminently qualified but that he also won the 2019 presidential election and scored the majority lawful votes cast.

The Nigeria News Agency reports that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, had dragged Buhari to court on the grounds that the elections were marred by irregularities and substantial noncompliance with the provisions of the Electoral Act 2010 as amended.

The petitioners, had sought among other reliefs, a declaration that Atiku was the winner of the election and an order compelling INEC to issue a fresh Certificate of Return to him.

The court however dismissed all the grounds of the petition and affirmed Buhari as the winner of the polls.

Edited by Philip Dzeremo/Ismail Abdulaziz