“We really need to institutionalize the party so that when we leave, the party will continue to lead.”
The President spoke today, September 13, when the APC leaders and Progressives Governors’ Forum, paid him congratulatory visit at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on the outcome of the judgment of the Presidential Election Tribunal which affirmed his re-election in the February 23, 2019 election.
President Buhari said the victory at the tribunal was collective as it affects all the party members, governors and Nigerians, pointing out that a contrary judgment would also have affected all members of the party.
Buhari said that he joined the military immediately after secondary school and that the reality of discipline carried through his years of serving the country, including fighting in the war front.
This was even as the Chairman of the APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole said that the judgment was eloquently and analytically delivered to clear all doubts on the veracity of the President’s school credentials, assuring him of the party’s loyalty and support.
“We never had any doubt. We were convinced of our victory. It is of particular interest that the only asset that the President has invested and continues to invest is his integrity. And we saw some people trying to throw mud at that integrity. On personal integrity, the opposition party does not have in their rank any man or woman who has your integrity.’’
The Chairman of the Progressive Governors’ Forum, Alhaji Abubakar Atiku Bagudu, Governor of Kebbi State, congratulated President Buhari on the victory at the tribunal, noting that his dedication to duty and serving the country kept him at FEC meeting at the crucial moment.
Describing the judgment as clinical, with surgical precision in dealing with all the issues raised, Governor Bagudu assured the President of the support of all APC governors, and other governors that had benefited from his leadership.