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

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has advised Nigerians to accept the verdict of the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal.

The tribunal, on Wednesday, upheld the election of President Bola Tinubu (APC) and dismissed cases brought before it by Atiku Abubakar (PDP) and Peter Obi (Labour Party).

Reacting to the judgement, the Kaduna State chairman of CAN, Reverend John Hayab, urged Nigerians to allow the rule of law to take its course in the overall peace and unity of Nigeria.

“We should, as Nigerians, respect the judicial system for the interest of peace and harmonious coexistence of the country,” Hayab began.

The cleric added: “Nigerians must not allow themselves to be used to divide the country, based on political differences, but unite and work with the person the court rules in his favour to lead the affairs of the land for development to thrive in Nigeria.

“Politicians come and go but the country remains. Therefore, we must think inward and not allow some selfish individuals to put the country into confusion that could lead to chaos that can result in loss of lives and destruction of property,  which could set the country backward, instead of consolidating Nigeria’s progress.”

Hayab urged politicians and all Nigerians to accept the judgment of the tribunal, even if the judgment did not go according to their expectations.

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