Buhari congratulates Tinubu, expresses worry over voter apathy

Muhammadu Buhari

Former President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated his successor President Bola Tinubu on the Supreme Court’s verdict on Thursday.

The apex court dismissed all appeals against Tinubu’s victory at the February 25 election, upholding the ruling of the tribunal.

In a statement signed by his spokesman Garba Shehu and shared on X, Buhari wished Tinubu and his team a successful term in office.

He also stated that the court’s decision to dismiss the appeals by Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and Peter Obi of the Labour Party (LP) is a welcome development to him and to a majority of Nigerians.

He said: “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 @OfficialAPCNg government.

“Let them allow the Government to run their administration and the people to enjoy the full benefits of the promises the All Progressives Congress (APC) made.”

Buhari also expressed concern over low voting percentages all over the country, especially in urban areas, and said this should change, given the acceptance and vibrancy of democracy in Nigeria.