By Bashir Bello
GOVERNOR Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina State has hailed Nigerians over the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari saying it shows Nigerians have confidence in the President’s ability and capability to lead the nation to the right path.
The Governor stated his re-election will offer the President the opportunity to consolidate the gains and achievements he recorded in his first term.
In his words: “We thank the people of Nigeria for onece again reaffirming their confidence in the ability and capacity of President Muhammadu Buhari to steer the affairs of this nation for the next four years. I am sure the opportunity given to President Buhari would give him opportunity to lay a solid foundation for rebuilding our country, Nigeria.
“I think it is work in progress, the areas he has promised in 2015 are still relevant so they are still on them only that during the period of the four years, some of the lapses or shortcomings in some areas must have been identified and I am sure the president will address them during his second term.
“We thank the people for this show of confidence. And I do believe in the commitment of President Muhammadu Buhari to take Nigeria to the next level.”
Reacting to the decision of the opposition political parties to reject the results, Masari said, “Nigerian politicians are becoming habitual in terms of either rejecting or condemning whenever they lose. Of course, nobody will take away the right of any person who decides to seek through legal means to redress but he believes is abnormal.
But if you look at the performance of all the two political parties, I think the parties performed well in more than two-third of the states and especially in some states in the North, South-West. The gap is too narrow and shows it was a keen contest. And the prediction in terms of dominance of one particular party in an area has clearly been shown. And where some few individuals have some issues at local level have clearly shown. I think well, it is an exercise they have a constitutional right to do. So we suspect that they will go to court and so be it.’’