Petition: BMO lauds tribunal judgment on Buhari’s victory

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Petition: BMO lauds tribunal

THEBuhari Media Organisation (BMO) has commended the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal for dismissing the petition against the election of President Muhammadu Buhari.

The tribunal chairman Justice  Mohammed Garba in his lead judgment, Wednesday, upheld the election of President Buhari as the winner of the February 23 presidential election.

After a seven hours, Justice Garba pronounced:  “I have come to the conclusion that the petitioners haven’t proved any of the grounds. 

“The petition is hereby dismissed.”

In a statement after the ruling, the chairman of BMO, Niyi Akinsiju and the Secretary, Cassidy Madueke, stated: “this is proof that the justices are men of honour.”

The organisation added that it was expected nothing less than the outright dismissal of the petition like the panel members did.

They stated: “It was glaring to everyone that the petition challenging the overwhelming electoral victory of President Buhari was frivolous.

“The tribunal has now further shown how ridiculous the electoral challenge was and made it clear that the President was duly qualified to contest in the February 23, election in the first place, on the basis of educational qualification and professional attainment.”

The Justices, they said were emphatic in brushing aside claims by the petitioners that results were transmitted through electronic means to a server at the headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

The organisation urged opposition elements who claimed to be awaiting the tribunal verdict before recognising the President to keep their promise.

BMO also solicited the support of Nigerians for the success of President Buhari’s second term in office and assured them that they would not be disappointed.

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