The confirmation of Muhammadu Buhari by the Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Abuja as the duly elected President of Nigeria has been attracting comments from East, West, North and South.
Below is what Prof. Kingsley Moghalu, one of those that contested for the position with Buhari has to say: “From the Atiku Abubakar presidential election petition outcome it’s clear that, unless and until we move to electronic-digital voting and collation in our country, those that “count” our votes will always matter more than those that vote. In which case “results” are in the eye of the beholder.
“Objectively speaking, the Tribunal judges were more effective counsel for President Buhari on the matter of his certificates than Wole Olanikpekun SAN! Atiku’s case was weaker on server and electronic transmission. Atiku has anyhow fought a worthy fight, well within his rights under the law. Buhari similarly fought in election tribunals as a candidate before his fourth attempt – and victory – in 2015.”