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Tribunal: Youths congratulate Buhari, solicit Atiku’s support



Igbo Youth Assembly, a youth socio-cultural and political organisation, has congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari on the judgment of the Presidential Elections Petition Tribunal.

Mr Mazi Nwaudunna, the president of the group in a statement on Thursday in Abuja, recalled that the tribunal dismissed the petition of the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Atiku Abubakar against the second time re-election of Buhari in the Feb. 23 election.

“The judgment is a clear acknowledgement and an indication of the interests and mandate of the vast majority of the ordinary Nigerians,” he said.

Nwaudunna, however, commended the doggedness of the presidential candidate of the PDP in seeking redress and following the legal procedures as stipulated by the law.

“We commend Atiku for availing himself for the country’s legal and judicial system in expressing his reservations on the conduct of the election.

“However, we urge him and the PDP to join force with the president and APC in the process of peace building and national reconciliation,” he said.

The group’s president advised Atiku and his party to accept ruling of the tribunal in good faith and join hands with Buhari and other well-meaning Nigerians to build a united, peaceful and a stronger nation.

Edited by Abiemwense Moru/Kayode Olaitan

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