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In the wake of the Supreme Court's decision affirming President Bola Tinubu's election victory, former President Muhammadu Buhari has commended the verdict and urged the opposition to collaborate with the newly elected leader. In a statement released by his spokesperson, Garba Shehu, shortly after the apex court rejected the appeals by Peter Obi of the Labour Party (LP) and Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Buhari encouraged unity and cooperation.

"After a tortuous 8-months of expensive legal journey, the nation deserves a break," Buhari expressed. "The opposition has fought a good fight. Having now exhausted their rights as constitutionally allowed, they should take the hand of fellowship extended by the Tinubu/Shettima and the APC government."

Buhari considers the Supreme Court's judgment a relief for him and the majority of Nigeria's citizens, viewing it as "a reaffirmation of the will of the majority of the people against the determined will of a hard-fighting minority." He also expressed concern over low voter turnout, particularly in urban areas, and called for a change to address this issue, given the vibrancy of democracy in Nigeria.

Buhari wished President Tinubu and his team a successful term in office, emphasizing the need for the government to focus on fulfilling the promises made by the All Progressives Congress (APC) to benefit the people