Supreme Court: Move on, elections are over, Jonathan urges opposition

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has called on all aggrieved and opposition political parties to move on from the just concluded February 25 general elections.

Jonathan made the remarks to state house media on Friday, following a closed-door meeting with President Tinubu at the presidential villa in Abuja.

He said this in reaction to the Thursday ruling by the Supreme Court that affirmed the election of President Bola Tinubu and ruling All Progressive Congress in the February 25 general elections.

The Apex court dismissed the appeals filed by the presidential candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, and Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi, against Mr Tinubu’s victory at the polls.

The former president said “Supreme court verdict. we need to bring all our political leaders including all our former Presidents together, we will not be fighting, if top leaders continue fighting they will not suffer that much but the downtrodden will suffer.

“And we want to end that tension so we move forward. Elections are over and so we must move forward.”

He also stated that he will spend more time with President Bola Tinubu, stating that it is in the best interests of the country to go forward.

Jonathan also discussed his hectic diplomatic itinerary, stating that he would be visiting Kenya and Liberia.

He said, “I have been involved in a number of things in West Africa and Africa. Tomorrow I will be in Kenya and on the 14th of November I will be in Liberia, so I am like a roving Ambassador seeing how we can bring peace to the sub-region and the continent.

“My visit would have taken place since last week but it couldn’t hold but today it has now concluded with the judgement of the supreme court judgement of yesterday. So it is an opportunity for me to also congratulate Mr President.

“We talked a lot about the country. You will see more of me because there are certain things we discussed and the country must move forward.”

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