How Supreme Court Judges Saved Nigeria – Omo-Agege


Former Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, has said that the Supreme Court verdict on President Bola Tinubu’s victory has ended all jostling over politics and leadership.

He stated that Atiku Abubakar and Peter Obi improved the electoral process through their democratic litigations.

Omo-Agege subsequently called on all Nigerians to come together and help in rebuilding the country.

He insisted that the verdict was not a victory for President Tinubu and the APC alone.

The Senator praised the judiciary for their calm disposition towards the country despite the situation in the country.

He said, “What the Supreme Court did was not just to affirm the validity of President Bola Tinubu’s mandate; [it is] a call to duty. The learned justices saved Nigeria from unnecessary and prolonged distractions by promptly giving their verdict so that we can get down to the task of rebuilding our country.

“Whatever each of the protagonists may feel, this is not a victory for President Tinubu alone or any political party. This is an admonition for us to collectively work towards fixing Nigeria again.

One remarkable feature of our judiciary is that, despite all the challenges facing the country, despite all seeming uncertainties, our Supreme Court has always displayed an independent and calming disposition towards the country. This is one such instance. Our justices must be commended for their service to the country.

“Now is the time to jettison politics and work with President Tinubu to get Nigeria working again. It is now a matter of duty to our people. Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and Mr Peter Obi, their political parties and followers, should think of Nigeria first, not just because the Supreme Court is the final arbiter but in the higher interest of the people whom we are all aspiring to serve, to support and collaborate with the President to get Nigeria back on track.”


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