Former Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, says he did not
congratulate President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives
Congress (APC) on the initial victory at the presidential election
petitions tribunal.

On Wednesday, the tribunal dismissed former Vice President Atiku
Abubakar and the Peoples Democratic Party’s petition challenging
Buhari’s election.

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, was reported to have congratulated
the incumbent president.

Wike, in a statement by his Special Assistant on Electronic Media,
Simeon Nwakaudu, asked Buhari to use his victory to work for all
Nigerians, irrespective of their political leanings.

Fayose is considered a close ally of Wike.

However, the former Ekiti governor has denied reports that he had
congratulated Buhari.

“Nigerians should disregard any congratulatory message issued in my
name on the outcome of the presidential election judgment.

“My party has indicated its intention to appeal the judgment, and as a
party man and believer in the PDP/ATIKU 2019 project, I can’t author
such statement,” Fayose said on his official Twitter handle.

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