The All Progressives Congress (APC) Professionals Forum, has appealed to main opposition parties’ candidates, Atiku Abubakar, and Peter Obi, to eliminate their plans of going to supreme court after the tribunal judgement.
The Chairman, Board of Trustees of the forum, Malam Isa Yuguda, made the appeal at a news conference on Friday in Abuja.
“We have taken notice of the separate and almost simultaneously press conferences addressed by the presidential candidates of the two main opposition parties, Atiku Abubakar and Peter Obi.
“While we concede that it is within the rights of the petitioners to proceed to the Supreme Court,we appeal to them to spare the country from further polarisation of the citizenry.
“And heating up the polity with another round of wild goose chase spiced with fake news and unverifiable claims.
“For us, we believe it is time for them to accept the verdict of Nigerians as affirmed by the Tribunal,” he said.
Yuguda urged Nigerians to join hands in supporting the government of Tinubu on his Renewed Hope agenda of developing the country.
He stressed that no personal interest or ambition should be more important than the collective interest of Nigerians for democratic deliverables.
The Chairman congratulated Tinubu on all he had done in his first 100 days in office.
“We are all seeing what he has been doing in India on the sidelines of the G20 meeting and are proud of him and his team.
“As party faithful and a forum of technocrats and professionals in the APC.
“We congratulate Tinubu and Vice-President Kashim Shettima on the affirmation of their Feb. 25, 2023 electoral victory by the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal,” he said.
He described the tribunal judgement as a attestation of the credibility of the presidential election, saying as far the forum was concerned, it had put to rest all the false narratives about the electoral process.
Yuguda promised that the forum would continue to enlighten Nigerians on government’s efforts at delivering on APC’s manifesto and campaign promises.