The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, has described the supreme court verdict on the People’s Democratic Party candidate, Atiku Abubakar’s appeal against President Muhammadu Buhari’s election victory as affirmation of the supremacy of the people.
Reacting to the decision at the end of the Federal Executive Council meeting, Malami told State House Correspondents that it was a testimony to the supremacy of democracy.
He said: “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.
“It’s a success for the judicial system that has looked into the mandate that majority of Nigerians gave this government.”
“The court of appeal confirmed and reconfirmed same. It is a further reinforcement of the supremacy of the people, votes of the people that the Supreme Court 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.
“Unanimous decision was handed down affirming President Buhari’s election by Nigerians,” he said.
The Council’s meeting was presided over by Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo in Abuja on Wednesday.