Kwara state governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq Thursday said President Muhammadu Buhari’s Wednesday victory at the presidential election petition tribunal was a true reflection of the people’s wish.
The governor who congratulated the president on his well-deserved victory at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal, said, “I have always known that any legal challenge to his victory was just an academic.”
“Given the unprecedented margin of victory that Mr. President recorded in our state, Kwara, and the very glaring acceptability of his candidature across the country, I have always known that any legal challenge to his victory was just an academic exercise because the people have spoken clearly,” AbdulRazaq said in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Rafiu Ajakaye.
“Without predudice to the right of the opposition to seek redress as they did, the judgment of the presidential election tribunal only affirmed the position of the people of Nigeria who appreciate the discipline, integrity, patriotism, and commitment of Mr. President to a better Nigeria.”
He said the judgment was a victory for the ordinary Nigerians who stood for many hours on the queue to cast their ballot in the election.
AbdulRazaq also commended the erudition of the President’s legal team who the Governor said remained focus “even in the face of every-day propaganda by the opposition.”
He called on Nigerians across party lines to rally round the President to deliver more dividends of democracy.