President Muhammadu Buhari has urged politicians not to see elections into political offices as a do or die affair, adding that aspirants should not only believe the election is free and fair when they win but bad when you lose.
Buhari stated this yesterday while congratulating Governor Abdullahi Ganduje, Kano State and Governor Simon Lalong, Plateau State on their Supreme Court victory.
Mr Buhari said: “It has now become standard procedure for the opposition to challenge any poll or judgement that does not return its candidates.
“Election is good when they win. The opposite is the case if someone else emerges. But that is not the way it works. Democracy is not only about who wins or who loses, but also about the process.”
The President admitted that the politically strategic states, Kano and Plateau were a tough legal challenge.
Buhari said: “I am glad this tortuous journey has ended in favour of the party and our governors.
”APC won the states and has proved it in court. It would have been a major blow if strategically important states like Kano and Plateau are lost.”
He, however, urged electorates and politicians to strengthen the country’s judicial processes by always seeking redress in court.