Former Senator representing Bayelsa West, Ben Bruce, has urged the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, to accept the verdict delivered by the Supreme Court which affirmed that he lost the 2023 presidential election to President Bola Tinubu.
Ben Bruce, in a statement on X after Thursday’s judgment, also urged Atiku to let whatever controversy existing concerning Tinubu’s victory to end.
He said this while congratulating the President in the victory.
“The Supreme Court has now ruled on the appeal brought by my party and its Presidential candidate. I do not comment on the rightness or wrongness of the judgment, except to say that as a law-abiding and patriotic citizen of Nigeria, it is accepted that the Supreme Court is final.
“Therefore, the judgment should be accepted by all Nigerians as settling all the issues of contention and the matter of who won the Presidential election held on February 25, 2023. Therefore, I call on the Peoples Democratic Party and its Presidential candidate, Waziri Atiku Abubakar, to accept the judgment and let this controversy end.
“I congratulate President Bola Tinubu and the people of Nigeria, who now have clarity for the future. Perhaps we can now focus on the task of building our nation and growing our economy to enable it to deliver a decent living and opportunities for positive human development for all Nigerians, especially the masses.
“To the Peoples Democratic Party, let us learn from the disunity that cost us this election. If a united opposition could not defeat the ruling All Progressives Congress in 2019, we showed an extreme lack of judgment to have allowed division within our ranks in 2022-2023. Hopefully, we can make better decisions for the future.
“May God bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria,” Ben Bruce wrote.