Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Abbas Tajudeen has urged opposition parties to join hands with President Bola Tinubu to move the country to greater heights.
Tajudeen stated this in an interview with the State House Correspondents while reacting to the Supreme Court judgment which upheld the victory of Tinubu’s election on Thursday in Abuja.
He said there has always been one victor at a time.
“This is Asiwaju’s time, they should all take heart, come and join hands with him. So that we move Nigeria for a greater level.
” To God be the glory. It is not something unexpected is something that we have been waiting. We know ultimately, what we heard today is what is going to be said but the fact that it has come at this early hours.
” We have nothing to say, but to say Thank God to Nigeria. Thank God to all the good people of Nigeria who prayed for this particular day for this historic victory.
” I think this time around, after this pronouncement, we have no excuse, but to go back to business as usual, to go back and reset our agenda and see what we can be able to do for the people on Nigeria for the next three and a half or four years,” he said.
On his part, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Sen. George Akume, said the supreme court judgment was a revalidation of the mandate which the Nigerian people gave Tinubu.
” The people spoke loud and clear, some people were aggrieved, wrong reasons they went to the court to the judiciary.
” The highest court ,the supreme court spoke loud and clear that that mandate was freely given. That is what we want in this country.
‘ We want stability, we don’t want distraction, the President has taken off beautifully and he has the interest of the people at heart.
” So far the choices he’s making are tough but at the end of the day ,they will make for a better tomorrow, so we are very happy on what has happen today, Nigerians are celebrating,” he said.