The immediate former chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo state, Chief Akin Oke, has described the Thursday verdict of the Nigeria’s Apex Court which gave final validation to the electoral victory of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu at the February 25 presidential election as deserving and fascinating as it has addressed all complaints from the aggrieved political players and their supporters.
The Supreme Court, on Thursday, dismissed the entire prayers of the Allied People’s Movement (APM) as well as those of former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, and former governor of Anambra state, Mr. Peter Obi, who were the presidential candidates of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and the Labour Party (LP) respectively seeking to upturn the earlier verdict of PEPT which declared President Tinubu as the authentic winner of the said election.
In a statement which he personally signed and made available to press men in Ibadan on Thursday, Chief Oke cautioned against further distraction of Mr. President who, according to him, was determined to bring Nigeria out of the woods in view of the myriad of challenges confronting the nation.
“While I congratulate President Bola Tinubu, his wife (Oluremi) and the vice president, Senator Kassim Shettima over this monumental victory at the courts, I would like to enjoin them and their team to remain focused and ensure that all well-meaning Nigerians are carried along because the task of actualizing the Renewed Hope mantra is a daunting one while we cannot afford to fail on it.
“President Tinubu has a track record of service and as a goal-getter, he will deliver on his promise to rebuild the country and restore her long lost glory among the comity of nation. As citizens, we need to be patient with Mr. President in view of the economic hardship being experienced by the people across the country. It is important to note that the decision to remove subsidy on fuel by the current administration triggered the new wave of inflation but we should all know that it was a step taken in the right direction with a view to turning things round for the country.
“As a matter of fact, President Tinubu has laid a sound foundation for his administration to achieve its set goals and other things being equal, citizens and residents of the world’s most populous black nation will have a cause to smile very soon. However, relevant stakeholders (including politicians and influential people in the society) should refrain from any act capable of frustrating the genuine efforts of governments at all levels which are aimed making life comfortable for all and sundry.” Oke stated.