By Dele Idowu,
February 28, 2019
The Presidency has declared that it was not moved by the plans by the candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubarka ‘s plan to challenge the result of the 2019 presidential election in court.
The secretary to the government of the federation, Boss Mustapha, said that President Muhammadu Buhari and his supporters were not bothered about the development.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had announced Buhari as president on Wednesday, February 27, and Atiku had swiftly rejected the result vowing to go to court.
After a meeting with president and his campaign team, the SGF made the comment while speaking with reporters in Abuja on Wednesday.
Mustapha said there was no fear about Atiku’s decision. He said: “We are not jittery at all because the process was open and transparent. It was a credible election and we will continue to savour the victory.
“In the process too, we will extend the hand of friendship for the purpose of nation building and reconciliation.
“Our electoral act and the constitution have both provided a window for whoever is dissatisfied with the process of election to seek redress. That is the path and we will encourage them to go along that path.
” Meanwhile, the Emir of Daura, Alhaji Farouk Umar has congratulated President Buhari over his victory in the just concluded presidential elections.
The monarch passed the congratulatory message in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Daura on Wednesday, February 27. He described the victory of Buhari as a victory for Nigeria and Africa, stressing that the president is not only the leader of Nigeria, but the whole of Africa, considering his ability to organise the continent to speak with one voice.