By Christiana Ekpa
The Speaker of the House of Representatives Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila has congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari on his victory at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal on Wednesday.
The Speaker also congratulated the national leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on the victory.
The tribunal in an 8-hour long judgement dismissed the petition by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its Presidential Candidate Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.
The Speaker applauded the Nigerian Judiciary, especially members of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal, for doing its job without fear or favour.
In a statement he personally signed, Speaker Gbajabiamila felicitated with the Nigerians and the entire members of the APC family nationwide for the victory.
“I am elated to congratulate the President on his victory at the tribunal. Ab initio, I had no doubt whatsoever in my mind that the President would come out victorious, considering the massive support Nigerians gave the President before and during the February 23 Presidential Election.
In a related development, the Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Ahmed Idris Wase has congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari on his victory at the Presidential Election Appeal Tribunal on Wednesday describing the judgement as victory for democracy and the rule of law.
In a statement released by his Chief Press Secretary, Umar Muhammad Puma, the Deputy Speaker said the Presidential Election Appeal Tribunal has by its verdict vindicated the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), which declared President Muhammadu Buhari and the APC as the winner of the presidential election in line with the mandate freely and willingly given by Nigerians.
He said “It is victory for democracy, victory for the rule of law, victory for the APC, victory for majority of Nigerians who voted massively for President Buhari, but most importantly, victory for the truth, which will always be constant.”
“The ruling has also vindicated the position of our party, the APC that the Presidential Election conducted on February 23, 2019 was transparent, free and credible and that majority of Nigerians preferred President Muhammadu Buhari over and above the candidate of the PDP; and indeed voted massively for the candidate of the their choice.