Buhari challenges APC leadership, governors on survival of APC

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday challenged the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the APC state governors need institutionalise the party guarantee its survival beyond the end of his tenure in 2023.

The president gave the challenge when he received APC governors who were in the State House, Abuja, congratulate him Wednesday Election Petitions Tribunal’ judgment which upheld his election.

“What I will say the chairman of the party and governors  in for congratulating me is to make sure you really institutionalise the party so that when we , the party will continue to lead,’’ he said.

In his remarks, APC Chairman said the judgment was “eloquently and analytically” delivered to clear all doubts veracity of the president’ school credentials, saying “we never had any doubt. We were convinced of our victory.’’

He, therefore, assured the president of the party’ and .

“It is of particular interest that the only asset that the president has invested and continues to invest is his integrity.

“We saw some people trying to throw mud at that integrity. On personal integrity, the opposition party does not have in rank any or woman who has integrity,’’ he added.

The Chairman of the Progressive Governors’ Forum, Alhaji Atiku Bagudu, congratulated President Buhari on the victory at the tribunal.

While describing the judgment as clinical, with surgical precision in dealing with all the issues raised, Bagudu assured the president of the of all APC governors and other governors that had benefited from his leadership.

“The APC governors are here today to celebrate the victory of the Election Petitions Tribunal which gave judgment on Wednesday.

“As said by the chairman, it was a judgment that is very pleased to all of and on behalf of all the APC governors I say a big congratulation to you and to our party for this ,’’ he said.(NAN)