In democracy, sometimes you win, sometimes you lose – ex-Enugu APC Chair

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By Flowerbudnews

Enugu: Dr Ben Nwoye, former Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Enugu State, has advised politicians aggrieved over the outcome of Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT) judgment to seek redress at the Supreme Court.

Nwoye gave the advice while speaking to newsmen on Thursday in Enugu over the PEPT Judgment which reaffirms the victory of President Bola Tinubu as the winner of the Feb. 18, 2023, Presidential Election.

He said: “The candidates and supporters of the opposition parties should never take laws into their hands.

“The beauty and lesson of democracy is that “sometimes you win, sometimes you lose.

“No one should resort to violence or instigation of the people against the government or her institutions because the outcome of the Presidential election judgment did not favour his or her party.

“The Supreme Court is a veritable option for appeal by anyone aggrieved or not happy with the outcome of the PEPT judgment and not calling people out into the streets”.

According to him, no one has the right to truncate our hard earned democracy because a judgment did not favour him, his supporters or political party.

Nwoye, a founding member of APC, noted that those who lost in the tribunal, both in facts and evidence, should obey the sound judgment of the PEPT.

“Those that submitted themselves to the judiciary process and system should also submit themselves to the judicial outcome.

“The opposition should stop abusing the judiciary but submit to the painstaking sound judgment the judiciary delivered on Wednesday,” he cautioned.

On the reaffirmed victory of President Tinubu, Nwoye said that the judgment was clear and convincing to all sound minds in the entire nation.

“The victory of President Bola Tinubu is the will of the people and a victory for democracy.

“Nobody wins 100 per cent in any given election, even in advanced democracies such as the U.S. and Great Britain.

“The opposition parties should do well by congratulating President Tinubu and join hands with the ruling APC-led government to move Nigeria forward,” he added.

It would be recalled that President Tinubu defeated and floored Alhaji Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Mr Peter Obi of the Labour Party (LP) at the PEPT on Wednesday. (Flowerbudnews)

Biola Lawal

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