Hours after the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari was upheld by the Supreme Court, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu; Lagos State Governor has congratulated President Buhari over the court rulings.
WITHIN NIGERIA had earlier reported that Nigeria’s Supreme Court Wednesday dismissed Peoples Democratic Party Presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar’s appeal for lacking merit.
In a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Gboyega Akosile, he said the affirmation of the victory at the Supreme court reflects the will of majority of Nigerians.
Describing the judgment as yet another landmark in the country’s annals, the Governor said: “With great joy in my heart, I have received the news of the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari and my great party, All Progressives Congress, at the Supreme Court today. This is yet another landmark judgment that will enrich our democratic and political processes.
“The judgment is a great relief for all Nigerians after a period of fierce contest and bickering that marred the last general elections. The Supreme Court has not only upheld the choice of greater number of Nigerians who chose APC and the President at the polls, it has also affirmed our belief in the judiciary as impartial arbiter whose pronouncements have strengthened our democracy in great leap.
“I felicitate with President Buhari, APC national leaders and all Nigerians on this sweet victory. The judgment is instructive because it has cleared all hurdles set against our collective march to the Next Level of good governance heralded by renewed energy to restore the country’s glory in infrastructure, economy and social well-being
“The nation cannot afford to go back to the period of plague that characterised the PDP’s 16 years of misrule that pushed the whole country to the edge. Therefore, I see the judgment as a victory for good governance instituted by the APC-led Federal Government and for all patriotic Nigerians who share our philosophy for the rebirth of a new nation where everything will work.”