Micheal Opeyemi Bamidele, the majority leader in the Senate, has made it clear that the judiciary upheld the rule of law over sentiment in declaring President Bola Ahmed Tinubu the victor of the presidential election on February 25, 2023.
Before entering active politics, Bamidele worked as a lawyer, and served as the All Progressive Congress, APC, and Tinubu's star witness during the hearing of the two main petitions.
In a statement on Thursday, President Tinubu stated, "politics is over, it is now time for governance." He also pleaded with the petitioners to accept the tribunal's decision and work with him to present the "Renewed Hope Agenda" to Nigerians.
“I commend the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal, PEPT, for upholding the rule of law over emotions.
“The verdict of the Justices has once again reaffirmed that Nigerians overwhelmingly voted for President Bola Ahmed Tinubu during the February 25, presidential election.
“I also congratulate President Tinubu over affirmation of his victory by the Tribunal. In the interest of our beloved country, I, therefore, urge the petitioners to join hands with Tinubu’s administration to.deliver his “Renewed Hope Agenda ” to Nigerians. Politics is over , it is now time for governance,” he said.
On Wednesday, the five-member panel presided over by Justice Haruna Tsammani affirmed the election of President Tinubu.