2023 ELECTION: Seek legal redress, Buhari implores aggrieved opposition
by Ebor Cletus Ralph Jr
Following Bola Tinubu’s victory in the presidential election, the opposition parties have been invited to take their complaints about the voting process to court.
President Muhammadu Buhari made the request in response to opposition requests for the elections to be cancelled.
In a statement released on Wednesday and signed by Garba Shehu, Buhari made this demand.
Due to allegations that the election was rigged in favour of the ruling party, the Independent National Election Commission Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, had been requested to resign by the Peoples Democratic Party and the Labour Party.
But reacting to the claims in a statement on Wednesday, the President asked the opposition party to approach the court and prove their case.
“If any candidate believes they can prove the fraud they claim is committed against them, then bring forward the evidence. If they cannot, then we must conclude that the election was indeed the people’s will – no matter how hard that may be for the losers to accept. If they feel the need to challenge, please take it to the courts, not to the streets.
“However, to do the latter means they are not doing it in the interest of the people, but rather to inflame, to put people in harm’s way and all for personal, selfish gains.
“After a degree of polarization that necessarily accompanies any election, it is now time to come together and act responsibly. I call on all candidates to remember the peace pledge they signed just days before the election. Do not undermine the credibility of INEC. Let us now move forward as one. The people have spoken,” Buhari said.
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