30th October, 2019





The Nigerian Supreme Court has declared President Muhammadu Buhari the authentic winner of the 2019 presidential election. The court dismissed the appeal of Alhaji Atiku Abubakar in which he sought to upturn the validation of the results of the February 2019 elections by the presidential election tribunal.

The Supreme Court ruling was unanimous as the seven-man panel led by the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad picked holes in Atiku’s petition. Alhaji Atiku Abubakar was the presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) while President Muhammadu Buhari represented the All Progressives Congress (APC)

Meanwhile the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari on the apex court’s ruling. MURIC described the decision of the highest court as a confirmation of the wish of the Nigerian people.


“We congratulate President Muhammadu Buhari for this well-deserved victory. In the same vein, we felicitate with the Chairman of the ruling party, Comrade Adams Oshiomole and the party’s National Leader, Bola Ahmed Tinubu.


“This is the General Will, the wish of the Nigerian people. We charge the triumphant party to be magnanimous in victory, to remain focussed on its anti-corruption agenda and to work tirelessly towards making life more abundant in Nigeria. We urge the opposition to join hands with President Muhammadu Buhari in moving the nation forward.


“MURIC hails the Supreme Court for a speedy legal process and for removing all unnecessary procrastination technicalities which had often slowed down judicial processes. We remind the CJN that Nigerians are anxiously awaiting the reform of the judiciary. He should therefore expedite action in this regard.”


Professor Ishaq Akintola,


Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC)



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