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‘Respect the judiciary’ – CAN tells Nigerians to accept tribunal judgement



The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has issued a heartfelt plea to fellow Nigerians, urging them to gracefully accept the decision of the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal.

In a significant ruling, the tribunal, on Wednesday, affirmed the victory of President Bola Tinubu from the All Progressives Congress (APC) and dismissed the legal challenges presented by Atiku Abubakar of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and Peter Obi of the Labour Party.

In response to this verdict, Reverend John Hayab, the chairman of CAN in Kaduna State, shared a heartfelt message, encouraging Nigerians to place their trust in the judicial system. He stressed the importance of doing so for the sake of national peace and unity.

Hayab began his address by saying, “We, as Nigerians, ought to demonstrate our respect for the legal process, acknowledging its crucial role in fostering peace and a sense of togetherness within our nation.”

The clergyman went on to emphasize, “It’s vital for us as Nigerians not to permit political differences to divide us. Instead, we should unite and collaborate with the leader the court has recognized as the rightful winner, for the betterment of our nation. Political figures come and go, but our country endures. Thus, we must adopt an inward perspective and resist the influence of self-interested individuals who could potentially throw our country into disarray. Such turmoil could lead to tragic loss of lives and destruction of property, causing our nation to regress rather than continue its forward progress.”

Hayab passionately appealed to politicians and all citizens to accept the tribunal’s judgment, even if it didn’t align with their initial expectations.