President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday congratulated governors of Kano and Plateau states, Abdullahi Ganduje and Simon Lalong respectively, over their victories at the tribunal.
He described the ruling of the tribunal in Kano and Plateau, which affirmed the re-election of the two governors during the 2019 general elections, as victory for democracy.
He congratulated the two governors shortly before travelling with the duo and others to South Africa on a three-day state visit.
Buhari spokesman, Garba Shehu, who disclosed this in a post on his Twitter handle wrote:
“President @MBuhari has congratulated @GovUmarGanduje
of Kano State and Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State on the affirmation of their victories in the March 2019 gubernatorial polls by the respective State Governorship Election Petition Tribunals.
“President Buhari, who is travelling with the two victorious
@OfficialAPCNg party governors to South Africa on a State Visit, extended his goodwill to the duo on Wednesday shortly before departure from the Presidential Wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.
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“The President described the verdict of the Tribunals as a victory for democracy, commending the people of Kano and Plateau States for maintaining the peace, allowing the due process of law to prevail and respecting the role of the judiciary in a democracy.”
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