Do The Right Thing: A Plea For Fair Verdict From The Presidential  Election Tribunal

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By; Amb ALIYU BIN ABBAS

As the Nigerian Election Tribunal deliberates on the outcome of the 2023 presidential election, there is a growing chorus of voices across the nation urging a fair and just decision—one that reflects the will of the people and the principles of democracy. In a country where the political landscape can often be tumultuous, one outcome shines as the only truly equitable resolution: declaring the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate, Atiku Abubakar, as the rightful winners.

Atiku Abubakar, a man who has weathered both political highs and lows with an unwavering dignity, stands as a figure of experience and resilience in the complex terrain of Nigerian politics. His understanding of the intricacies of the Nigerian political arena is as profound as a seasoned sailor’s knowledge of the seas. With a four-year term and a commitment to a peaceful transition of power, Atiku Abubakar offers the kind of leadership that Nigeria sorely needs.

A leader who can guide Nigeria out of its current challenges and into a prosperous future is one who possesses a unique blend of qualities. Atiku Abubakar is such a leader. With a remarkable combination of business acumen and emotional intelligence, he is well-equipped to navigate Nigeria through its complex journey toward prosperity.

Moreover, Atiku Abubakar’s background reflects the rich tapestry of Nigeria itself. His lineage encompasses major tribes and ethnicities, making him a symbol of unity and inclusivity. This is a leader who is not limited by tribal or regional biases, but rather, one who embodies the idea of a united Nigeria.

What Nigeria needs now is a leader who will act in the best interests of God, country, and its citizens. Atiku Abubakar’s commitment to these values is unwavering, and his vision for Nigeria is one of progress, inclusivity, and growth.

It is crucial to acknowledge that the Nigerian people have spoken, not just once, but twice. The judiciary’s role in this process is not to decree another rerun but to uphold the principles of fairness, transparency, and justice. Nigeria does not possess the stamina or capacity to endure yet another electoral battle. Therefore, a rational and reasonable outcome must be the conclusion of this tribunal—declaring Atiku Abubakar and the PDP as the legitimate winners of the 2023 election.

The people of Nigeria have cast their votes, and their voices must be respected. A decision in favor of the PDP and Atiku Abubakar is not merely a matter of political preference; it is a resounding call for justice and fairness. It is an affirmation of the principles of democracy and an acknowledgment of the aspirations of millions of Nigerians who yearn for a brighter future.

In these crucial times, the Nigerian Election Tribunal has an opportunity to set a powerful precedent, one that sends a clear message: in Nigeria, democracy prevails, and the will of the people is paramount. By doing the right thing and affirming the PDP and Atiku Abubakar as the victors, the tribunal can help lead Nigeria toward a more prosperous, united, and democratic future.

Aliyu Bin Abbas is the President National Youth Alliance (NYA)

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