- It is a further reinforcement of the supremacy of the people.
- It is a testimony to the supremacy of democracy and that democracy has eventually succeeded.
The Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami has described the Supreme Court judgement on the appeal filed by former vice president Atiku Abubakar and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) against President Muhammadu Buhari’s reelection victory as an affirmation of the supremacy of the people.
Speaking with the State House correspondents at the end of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Malami said it was a testimony to the supremacy of democracy.
“It is a testimony to the supremacy of democracy and that democracy has eventually succeeded. The mandate that has been accorded this government by great majority of Nigerian citizens who overwhelmingly voted this government into power has been reaffirmed,” the Minister of Justice said.
He also noted that is a success for the judicial system that has looked into the mandate that the majority of Nigerians gave President Buhari.
“And it is a further reinforcement of the supremacy of the people, votes of the people that the Supreme Court this morning confirmed the decision of the Court of Appeal by affirming the mandate that has been accorded President Muhammadu Buhari, by the general consensus of the people, the Court of Appeal for the purpose of determining the fate of the election petition that was filed by the PDP.”