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Easter Message: Buhari urges Nigerians to wait patiently for court decision

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President Muhammadu Buhari has urged Nigerians who are aggrieved over the outcome of the 2023 general election to wait patiently for the outcome of court judgement on the ongoing cases in courts.

The President, in his Easter Message to Nigerians on Friday, joined Christians in Nigeria and around the world to celebrate Easter, which commemorates the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, signposting his victory over death.

Buhari reminded Christians that “the heart of Easter, is the triumph of light over darkness”.

“It is a season that reminds us that the Almighty can turn an unpleasant situation round for good.

Recognising that Easter is about renewed hope and a glorious future, the President urged all Nigerians to continue to be confident and believe strongly in our country for better seasons ahead.

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“As a nation, we have gone through an election that has produced the next set of leaders at the federal and State levels.

The President commended Nigerians for believing in the process, adding that “ While I congratulate those that have been elected, I acknowledge that it is the right of those who feel dissatisfied with the outcome to seek redress. I expect them to wait patiently and allow our legal system run its course”

He described it as “rare privilege for me to serve as your President since you gave me the first mandate in 2015 and renewed it in 2019.

“Day after day, I have been guided by the vows I took to keep Nigeria united, prosperous and secure.

“Our successes on security, economy, infrastructure, new oil frontier basins, landmark legal reforms as well as food sufficiency, among others, were possible because of the support of Nigerians.

“As we celebrate this season with our families, neighbors and communities, let us do so in love, compassion, kindness, resilience and forgiveness.” he said.