Following the tribunal verdict that upheld President Bola Tinubu’s victory, the Leader of the Senate, Opeyemi Bamidele, on Thursday, told politicians that it was now time for them to embrace governance.
He also hailed the judiciary for upholding the rule of law over emotions by affirming Tinubu as the winner of the February 25, 2023, presidential election.
In a statement issued by his media office, Senator Bamidele congratulated Tinubu on the tribunal verdict.
The lawmaker, while appealing to the petitioners to accept the outcome of the tribunal and join hands with Tinubu to deliver the ‘Renewed Hope Agenda’ to Nigerians, said, “Politics is over, it is now time for governance.”
According to him, “I commend the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal 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 the 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.”
The five-member tribunal chaired by Justice Haruna Tsammani, had on Wednesday, upheld the election of President Tinubu.