The Lamidi Apapa-led Labour Party group has applauded the Supreme Court’s ruling sustaining President Bola Tinubu’s declaration as the victor of the February 25, 2023, presidential election.
In a statement released on Saturday in Abuja, the faction’s spokesperson, Dr. Abayomi Arababmbi, thanked Tinubu and urged him to show generosity in his triumph.
Arabambi stated that the party was made aware of the Supreme Court’s ruling on October 26, 2023, which upheld the legitimacy of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s GCFR administration.
He claims that the leadership of the party congratulates President Bola Tinubu “on his well-deserved victory at the Supreme Court as the Legitimate President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria,” joining the rest of Nigerians in doing so.
Arabambi went on, “With this win, all the disputes arising from the presidential and national assembly elections on February 25th have been resolved.
In order to move Nigeria forward, we hope that the president will be generous in victory and invite the leadership of the Labour Party to work with us toward establishing an inclusive government.
“We are here to reaffirm our unwavering support for a new and better Nigeria under your leadership. The National Chairman of the Labour Party, Alh. Bashiru Lamidi Apapa and members of our great Party congratulate you once again.
He went on to say that Tinubu’s triumph at the Supreme Court was not coincidental, pointing out that he employed every strategy needed to win an election, having served as Lagos State’s governor twice and as a wealthy man who stayed committed to his long-term goals.
He claimed that the President was aware of his intentions because, in the face of “political shenanigans,” when hope seemed lost, he did not allow himself to be affected, instead choosing to spread the Emilokan political virus throughout the country and successfully assert his right to victory in the Supreme Court.
Arabambi also praised Atiku Abubakar, the Peoples Democratic Party candidate, saying that he performed admirably during the election campaign and the subsequent legal disputes.
He urged everyone who lost—including Mr Peter Obi, the candidate for the Labour Party—to accept their loss and work with the government to advance Nigeria on behalf of the other executive members.
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