The Lamidi Apapa-led faction of the Labour Party has extended congratulations to President Bola Ahmed Tinubu on his Supreme Court victory, affirming their willingness to collaborate with his administration.
On October 26, 2023, the Supreme Court upheld the judgment of the Presidential Election Petition (PEPC), validating Tinubu’s win.
While one segment of the Labour Party expressed dissent over the Supreme Court decision, the Apapa-led faction praised the president for his victory.
In a statement released in Abuja by the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Abayomi Arabambi, they urged the President to demonstrate magnanimity in his victory.
Additionally, the party’s faction commended the him for inviting them to be partners in an all-inclusive government aimed at advancing Nigeria.
They also expressed their readiness to collaborate with the APC-led government while criticizing their own presidential candidate’s legal team for presenting what they referred to as the “worst election petition in Nigeria’s history.”
The statement partly read: “The victory of President Bola Tinubu is well-deserved. It is a testimony of hard work, resilience, dedication, and love for the nation. President Tinubu fought for the emancipation of democratic values and true democracy in Nigeria, starting from his youthful age to this present time, he actualized his dream of the birth of a new Nigeria.
“Let us still believe in the democratic government, no matter what selfish politicians and cohorts hid in their stocks against the growth of democracy.
“The LP under the leadership of Alhaji Lamidi Apapa, therefore again wants to congratulate President Bola Tinubu, the entire Nigeria presidential constituency on the resounding victory of our President and the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria at the Supreme Court.
“The beauty of democracy is that election divides all democratic citizens, the democrats, and the entire populace into losers and winners
“While we in the LP appeal to the losers, especially the PDP presidential candidate, to toe the path of patriotism as democrats, we urge the winners to be more magnanimous in victory, since the government is for us all. The country is moving forward with the speed of light, as we all join hands in patriotism with President Bola Ahmed Tinubu GCFR to revive the nation’s economy.”