President Muhammadu Buhari has the cause to jubilate over the victory of the All Progressives Congress (APC) at the Supreme Court today, January 20, which upheld the elections of Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State and Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State.
The President, who commended the APC National Executive Council (NEC), National Working Committee (NWC) and all members for the loyalty and consistency said: “it would have been a major blow if strategically important states like Kano and Plateau are lost.”
He said that after what he called “tough legal challenges,” the party is able to secure many victories, “particularly the politically strategic states: Kano and Plateau.
“I am glad this tortuous journey has ended in favour of the party and our governors. APC won the states and has proved it in court.”
The President congratulated all the APC governors whose elections have been affirmed by the Supreme Court and called on the electorates and politicians to strengthen the country’s judicial processes by always seeking redress in court.
“It has now become standard procedure for the opposition to challenge any poll or judgement that does not return its candidates.
“Election is good when they win. The opposite is the case if someone else emerges. But that is not the way it works. “Democracy is not only about who wins or who loses, but also about the process.
“In disparaging every unfavourable result or judgement, they disparage the entire system.”