President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated All Progressives Congress (APC) governors on their Supreme Court victories, after what he called “your patient legal battles to defend your mandates.”
The President’s congratulatory message was communicated through a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, in Abuja on Friday.
The President said: ”I am pleased and proud that you have successfully concluded your legal battles.
” It is the time to concentrate fully on fulfilling your campaign promises after the distractions caused by the litigations.
”One of the great things about democracy is that it gives us avenues for redress through the courts.
“I am pleased that you used this opportunity to defend your mandates.”
He, however, advised the governors not to see their challengers as enemies because they were exercising their democratic rights by going to the courts to seek redress.
President Buhari then reminded the APC governors that “there are still challenges ahead,”.
He noted that with the legal battle now over, ”it is my hope that you won’t rest on your oars. You should work ever harder to deliver good governance in the next remaining four years of your tenure.
”I wish you God’s guidance, more wisdom and good health in the performance of your exalted responsibilities,” he said.