Atiku congratulates Buhari, hails Jonathan

Left to Right: Muhammadu Buhari and Atiku Abubakar

A former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has congratulated President-elect Muhammadu Buhari on his victory in Saturday’s presidential election.

My hearty congratulations to His Excellency, General Muhammadu Buhari, for being elected the next president of our beloved county, Nigeria. You have led our party, the All Progressives Congress to an unprecedented victory within two years of its official formation, and in so doing, written the most important chapter of our democracy.

The great Nnamdi Azikiwe once wrote that “history will continue to vindicate the just.” Your victory in the polls, with votes from across the length and breadth of our country, bears witness to the acceptance of not just our party, the APC, but also your ideology of justice, fair play and zero tolerance for corruption as the bedrock for national rebirth.

At this historic moment, it is most important to say a hearty thank you to every Nigerian who voted for the APC. Your votes have not just elected the first opposition party into federal power, but has also set a precedent which will have positive implications for democracy across Africa.

Dear GMB, the journey has just begun. Millions of Nigerians have put their trust in you, because they were not satisfied with the status quo. You represent the hope of a new generation of Nigerians, and you cannot afford to fail them. Our party has made a promise of change to our young people, to secure and rebuild our country, create jobs and opportunity, and improve citizens’ welfare. We will stand behind you to ensure we keep those promises, just like we did during these elections.

Our country needs a new direction. We have voted for you, and our party won the election, but when you assume our highest office, you must become the president of not just the APC, but all of Nigeria, including the people who did not vote for you. We look up to you to heal the fractures of our country, and truly unite this country like never before.

To President Jonathan, I want to specially thank you for conducting a historic election. Your party may have lost the elections, but you have won the admiration of the world by not interfering with the wishes of Nigerians. History will be kind to you.

It is my sincere hope that we will all come together as one country, to build the Nigeria of our dreams.

God bless Nigeria.
Atiku Abubakar
31 March 2015


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  • emeka M

    i will also congratulate jega.. for his cool headedness in this electoral process.

    • tundemash

      He’s my man of the year. So principled and cool at same time . He has written his name into folklore.

  • Yusuf

    My respect to you Turaki

  • alawee2


    For a poor country, Nigeria can actually afford to
    be frugal This election was pure waste of money.
    It has no consequence; regardless that Buhari had
    2.5million more votes than his closest contestant.

    The election was at best an entertainment after
    Buhari presented affidavit in December 2014 saying
    he obtained WASC but can’t show it or prove it.

    So, why waste money staging an election for such dubious
    claimant? That’s prodigal. The number of votes
    Buhari won is moot. He can’t be sworn in under the law.

    • i dey hear


      • alawee2


        Buhari is deemed constitutionally dis-qualified
        for giving false certificate by recitation in affidavit to INEC.
        Unless he shows his WASC by tendering it – which
        he’s not done since December – he ‘s wasting his time.

        By common sense he may never be able to show it,
        actually, so, what’s an election worth for such person?
        The number of votes Buhari won cannot replace the
        Constitution stipulating MANDATORY dis-qualification.

        Or does a concession of defeat by President Jonathan give
        Buhari the WASC Buhari does not have or show.
        The 1999 Constitution of Nigeria is the greatest
        will of the people; and, it nullifies all the votes Buhari got.

  • Mr. Abdin

    Well doneTuraki you have said time without number that Nigerians need change and GMB is the right person for the Job. And GEJ has failed Nigerians at all level and that is Nigerians have decided. God bless Nigeria amen.