President Buhari congratulates Kano, Plateau governors on election tribunal victories

President Buhari with Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State (left) and Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano State (second from left) at the Presidential Wing of Nnamdi Azikiwe, International Airport, Abuja shortly before departure to South Africa, Wednesday.

By Sam Tor

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano State and his Plateau State counterpart, Governor Simon Lalong 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 All Progressives Congress (APC) 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.

A statement by Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and & Publicity, Wednesday, the President described the verdict of the tribunals as a victory for democracy.

He commended 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.

With the elections and tribunals now behind, the President urged the governors to unite their States by focusing more on inclusive and accountable governance and ensuring that all APC programmes targeted at improving the welfare of Nigerians are fully implemented.

President Buhari assured them that the Federal Government will continue to work with States to create economic growth that benefits everyone, and security for human lives, investments and the environment.