Senate Majority Leader, Micheal Opeyemi Bamidele, on Thursday, clarified that the judiciary upheld the rule of law over emotions in the way it affirmed President Bola Ahmed Tinubu as the winner of the February 25, 2023, presidential election.
Bamidele, a practising lawyer before venturing into active politics, was the star witness for Tinubu and the All Progressive Congress, during the hearing of the two major petitions.
In a statement on Thursday, while appealing to the petitioners to accept the outcome of the tribunal and join hands with President Tinubu to deliver the “Renewed Hope Agenda” to Nigerians, he said, “politics is over, it is now time for governance.
“I commend the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal, PEPT, for upholding the rule of law over emotions.
“The verdict of the Justices has once again reaffirmed that Nigerians overwhelmingly voted for President Bola Ahmed Tinubu during the February 25, presidential election.
“I also congratulate President Tinubu over affirmation of his victory by the Tribunal. In the interest of our beloved country, I, therefore, urge the petitioners to join hands with Tinubu’s administration to deliver his “Renewed Hope Agenda ” to Nigerians. Politics is over, it is now time for governance,” he said.
The five-member tribunal chaired by Justice Haruna Tsammani on Wednesday upheld President Tinubu’s election.