Segun Babatunde, Gombe
Gombe State Governor, Alhaji Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya is elated over the judgment by the Presidential Election Petition Court (PEPC), which has unanimously affirmed President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s victory in the 2023 Presidential election.
This is contained in a Press release issued by Ismaila Uba Misilli, Director-General (Press Affairs), Government House, Gombe and made available to Journalists.
Governor Yahaya, who is also the Chairman of the Northern Governors’ Forum, described the judgment as a victory for democracy and truth, and a momentous affirmation of the Nigerian people’s trust in President Tinubu’s leadership.
According to him, “This victory is a testament to the strength of our democracy, the resilience of our institutions, and the belief of our people in a brighter future” .
He applauded the PEPC’s dismissal of the consolidated petitions presented by the People’s Democratic Party, Labour Party, and People’s Democratic Movement, along with their Presidential candidates, describing the decision as a reinforcement of the people’s will and the transparency of Nigeria’s electoral system.
The Governor also congratulated the All Progressives Congress, APC family and hailed the legal team that represented the president and the party.
Governor Yahaya also commended the erudition of the judges and indeed the Nigerian Judiciary for their diligent handling of the cases and ultimately upholding the sanctity of Nigerian democracy, noting that the meticulous review has unequivocally validated the legitimacy of the President and Vice President’s election, confirming that they were duly elected by the majority of lawful votes.
He also hailed the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for its impartial role during the polls as the unbiased umpire in the electoral process.
“The victory of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, GCFR, and Vice President Kashim Shettima, GCON, in the presidential election petition court proceedings is a triumph for democracy and truth. It paves the way for the President to continue with his quality leadership for the benefit of all Nigerians”.
Reflecting on President Tinubu’s first 100 days in office, Governor Inuwa Yahaya highlighted his unwavering commitment and bold steps in addressing the nation’s myriad of challenges.
He assured that the Government of Gombe State wholeheartedly supports the President’s vision for a better Nigeria and believes his leadership represents renewed hope for the nation.
Governor Yahaya pledged the continued support of the Government and people of Gombe State to Tinubu as he leads the nation towards prosperity and progress, urging all Nigerians to unite behind the President and the Vice President as they work tirelessly to achieve the shared aspirations of the nation.