Nigerians have made history ​by electing Buhari — APC

The National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress, Lai Mohammed, on Tuesday said Nigerians ha
​ve ​made history through the ballot box​ in electing Muhammadu Buhari president.

Mr. Mohammed made the statement in Abuja at the APC secretariat while fielding questions from journalists.

According to him, by voting into power someone not in government, Nigerians have reclaimed their power at the polls.

”I think it’s first of all victory to all Nigerians,” he said. “We are all here on the verge of history. This is the first time in the political history of Nigeria that a government in power would lose an election via the ballot box.

​”This also sends a strong message to the incoming government that the people have reclaimed their ballot. People have reclaimed their rights and they would punish any government who fails to do their expectations.”

He said Mr. Buhari’s victory across the zones was due to the selflessness of the party​’s​ leaders.

Mr. Mohammed added that the merger of various political parties was another reason for the victory.

”Buhari won across the zones,” he said. “We thank our leaders who thought it fit to come to a merger. Before now, we were in ANPP, CPC and ACN but our leaders made that bold sacrifice, dropped their personal ambitions and agreed at a merger and gave us a broader platform. A platform that was national in outreach and for the first time in Nigeria, we had a truly pan-Nigerian political party.”

The party’s spokesperson pointed out that Mr. Buhari’s victory was made possible because of the issues that defined the election.

“The issues that defined Buhari’s win across the zones were corruption, ineptitude, bad economy and insecurity and in him they (electorate) found these qualities,” he said.

Also, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal, said, “We are all full of thanksgiving to God about the happenings in the country.”

(NAN)


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  • tundemash

    Lai Mohammed, most savvy spokesman.
    Combination of misfits Abati, Okupe, FFK & Metuh could hardly cope with your wits!
    Welldone. You gave Buhari that dynamic purposeful platform he lacked in 2011.

    • True Nigerian

      He drops words in a way that makes them to drip like honey – coherent, brick by brick, simple, not too flamboyant, not arrogant, and yet efficaciously destructive on the roguish and clownish ruling party. Better still, he has the reputation that makes for credibility. He has no scandals, no corruption case, no reputation as a mindless praise-singer whose words and loyalty are there for the taking in exchange for a paltry sum; quite the opposite of Fani Kayode and Doyin Okupe. To crown it all, the substance of most of Lai’s so-called alarms often ended up being fulfilled, thereby fueling his credibility even more and damaging the credibility of those who regarded him as an empty “alarmist”.

      Overall, APC got it right on all fronts as an effective opposition party.

      • tundemash

        @True Nigerian
        I respect you a lot for your candid submissions knowing fully well you could have chosen the path of “na our turn to loot” or “na our oil mentality” as others. You are indeed a true Nigerian. This was a victory for us all, a victory for democracy and a victory against ethnicity, religious bigotry and nepotism.
        Let us hope we can build a Nigerian worthy to be proud of else we wil be back in the trenches O !

  • Tpolo

    I wonder where are those PDP erats that use to make so much noise, making noise doesn’t win elections issues does. Congratulations mr president elect.

  • Walter

    Where are the trolls??? I beckon on them @tawadwa or whatever your name is, Otile? Where una dey? Bunch of blind followers!

  • burning spear

    Was Buhari really elected by Nigerians or imposed on us—-by d Yaribas ati Fulanis–kingmakers’?-some of us were never blind followers——–but sincere in the pursuant of truth——-I will be insane to vote for a man with the type of record that Buhari has————–I cannot allow tribal sentimenta push me into voting for a drug convict—–never—But that is Nigeria for u————Show us the qualities that God endowed rogues like tinubu ati buhari with–‘?——-Beyond the need to grab from where they did not sow——beyond the need to further enslave the owners of the wealth found beneath the ground in the Niger delta—–Were they selected to also give the SS a sense of belonging or to treat them as 7th class citizens———–‘? Is tinubu the one to end corruption in Nigeria-Buhari—-? ——–I did not support Jonathan because he was paying me salary-or cause of his ethnic background–I knew from the worsd go that the main regional groups will never give him a chance–Never no matter how he tried——-I felt his presidency will help give the entire people of the niger delta a sense of belonging–unite us———–But also knew deep inside me—– that it was an impossibility since the hanging of Ken and the imprisonment of David West and Alams-That Jonathan will be faced with the same threat sooner or later—See-hatred 4 ijaw man jonathan started the very day——————Tuarai was forced——–to hand-over to Jonathan-it never stopped till today—————Those who are running around——– preaching unity–are only doing so to satisfy their selfish ambition to suppress the people of the niger delta–most especially the Ijaw nation-in their Nigeria—–not our Nigeria

    • boliatepa

      Have you taken your medicine today?

    • rhad

      these out of favour, corrupt, ethnocentric pdpigs are still vibrating.very quickly, have you had about the RELOOTING of Abacha’s LOOT. Jona has been petition for relooting Abacha’s loot. I expect you to go the jona way by conceding and stop commenting like an ethnocentric fellow. The truth is things are extremely bad under jona.

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  • edith

    yes oooooo!