Buhari thanks EU, US for role in Nigeria’s elections

President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, has commended Italy and other members of the European Union (EU) for standing by Nigeria in the challenging period before and during the ongoing elections.

Speaking while receiving Ambassador Fulvio Rustico, the Italian Ambassador to Nigeria at his residence on Thursday in Abuja, Mr. Buhari said the EU nations and the United States of America played key roles in the stabilization of Nigeria in this critically important and challenging period.

Receiving a letter of congratulations from the Italian President, Sergio Mattarella, which was delivered by Ambassador Rustico, Mr. Buhari promised to pay attention to areas that will enhance the existing bilateral relations between the two countries.

In his letter to the President-elect, the Italian President congratulated General Buhari on his victory and commended Nigerians for the peaceful conduct of the elections.

He said Italy was prepared to assist Nigeria in managing domestic terrorism, drawing from their own experience with internal terror in the 1970s and 1980s.

Meanwhile, the Nigerian community in Oman has welcomed Mr. Buhari’s victory in the presidential election, describing the outcome of the election as one that has brought happiness to everyone in their community.

In a congratulatory letter to the President-elect by, Ben Nnamdi Emenyeonu, Chairman of the Community, the Nigerians in Oman said, “the overwhelming mandate you received through the ballots speaks volumes about the magnitude of the trust Nigerians reposed in you, and we believe your leadership will mark the beginning of an era in which safety, sanity and probity will make a return to governance and the general way of life in our dear nation.”


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  • Interrogtor@aol.com

    THE BEST WAY TO THANK THE EUROPEAN UNION,
    THE U.S AND BRITAIN, IS TO ALLAY THEIR FEARS
    OVER A PENDING DIS-QUALIFYING OFFENCE; VIZ:

    • By Popular Demand

      Dear General Buhari:

      I fear you may not be getting good advice from the APC supporters surrounding you.
      Here’s some good advice. There are three conditions to become President of Nigeria.
      Those three conditions MUST be met before anyone can be cleared and sworn in.
      Just winning a poll by highest number of votes does NOT make anyone a President.

      • You must be a Nigerian citizen; adult, aged over 40 years and sponsored by a party.
      • You must win the highest number of votes at an election + 25% of votes in 24 states.
      • You must NOT have committed a dis-qualifying offence which nullifies all your votes.

      Today, you have met the first and second conditions but have NOT meet the 3rd condition.
      That third overriding condition is specifically stated in the 1999 Constitution as follows:

      • “A person shall not be qualified for election to the office of President if he has
      presented a forged certificate to the Independent National Electoral Commission”.

      …….Section 137 (1) 1999 Constitution of Nigeria

      You cannot be legally sworn in on 29th May 2015 without meeting this 3rd condition.

      • zacchaeus Akinleye

        What will you do on May 29th after Buhari has been sworn into office, loser?

        • burning spear

          u cannot wage a war against corruption with corrupt ideas———Buhari must come clean of his certificate issue or quit–took a loan of 27m while the wife was busy spending a whooping 300m on IDPs——-where did the money come from if he cannot afford 27m then who has been taking care of his wife in London–what is really gwan-sending a thief to catch a thief cannot work

          • tundemash

            The most important certificate is the one below. Oya cry me a river again !

          • burning spear

            B4 him buhari was was Jonathan–He got into aso rock b4 buhari—–And finally-Jonathan did not climb on the back of Obama–or the CIA to get into Aso rock—

          • Papashango77

            And what did Dumbo achieve in Aso Rock? You cannot compare your Timid Dumbo and the Peoples General.

          • Nwa _ Africa

            Please show them because they are still sleeping

        • burning spear

          Founder of the Edo Women for Change (EWC) called on Edo women to forgive Mrs. Buhari. She alleged that Mrs Aisha Buhari was born on September 29, 1979.

          “As of today, Mrs. Buhari is only 35 years of age. She was married to Buhari in August 13, 1989, at the age of 9, an underage according to the constitution of Nigeria. Buhari was 47 in 1989. So Mrs. Buhari is a victim of childhood bride and her outbursts are understandable”, she said.

          She alleged that Aisha was a playmate of Buhari’s eldest daughter, Zulai (the daughter of Safinatu, the first wife of Buhari)

          “It is ironic how such a traumatized woman now stands at the vanguard of stigmatizing fellow women,” she added.
          It is difficult to accept that Buhari was only attempting to follow the foot stept of the Holy Prophet Mohamed who also married Aisha when she was 6-years-old and consummated his marriage with her when she was 9. He was then, 54 years old. While Buhari was only 47. Jonathan got his when she was 25————–see the difference between them and us?

      • burning spear

        Buhari is from Senegal—some have it that his mom is from Niger republic while his dad hails from Senegal

        • tundemash

          No problem. atleast he’s human unlike the cross-bred chimp from Otuoke.

          • burning spear

            @wahala——–Founder of the Edo Women for Change (EWC) called on Edo women to forgive Mrs. Buhari. She alleged that Mrs Aisha Buhari was born on September 29, 1979.

            “As of today, Mrs. Buhari is only 35 years of age. She was married to Buhari in August 13, 1989, at the age of 9, an underage according to the constitution of Nigeria. Buhari was 47 in 1989. So Mrs. Buhari is a victim of childhood bride and her outbursts are understandable”, she said.

            She alleged that Aisha was a playmate of Buhari’s eldest daughter, Zulai (the daughter of Safinatu, the first wife of Buhari)

            “It is ironic how such a traumatized woman now stands at the vanguard of stigmatizing fellow women,” she added.
            It is difficult to accept that Buhari was only attempting to follow the foot stept of the Holy Prophet Mohamed who also married Aisha when she was 6-years-old and consummated his marriage with her when she was 9. He was then, 54 years old. While Buhari was only 47. Jonathan got his when she was 25————–see the difference between them and us?

        • Papashango77

          That Senegalese will still do better than your Dumbo that stole us blind and allowed illegality, impunity and 16 is greater than 19.

      • tundemash

        yawn !!!!!

      • Nwa _ Africa

        Go and stop him nah

    • zacchaeus Akinleye

      You’re suffering from election loss trauma!

      • burning spear

        President Barack Obama’s decision to provide undeclared backing to the All Progressives Congress (“APC”) and General Buhari, violated a long-time American convention of non-interference in the elections of other sovereign nations.

        The series of patronizing actions, sponsored by the White House, culminated in a joint statement on March 30th 2015 by the American Secretary of State Mr. John Kerry and British Foreign Secretary Mr. Philip Hammond, alleging that the election results “may be subject to deliberate political interference”.

        This broadside was released when the vote collation was still ongoing in the presence of the Amerian ambassador to Nigeria who supervised the entire process for Obama, thereby casting undue aspersion not only on the entire electoral process and the almost thirty million voters who participated in it, but indeed the nation itself. Jega recently ended being honored with an Award by President Obama–for rigging the elections for Buhari-

        This was the second unsolicited and unwarranted diatribe by the American and British pair, the first being the denigrating joint missive authored by the same duo on March 21st 2015, precisely seven days prior to the election.
        The said election has already occurred, but the repercussions from the historic event shall continue to generate reactions for many days, weeks, months, years and perhaps for all time. Buhari could now be the president of some few Fulanis ati Yorubas-elites–but certainly not the president of majority of Nigerians———-That type of President is yet to arrive——————

        • Desmond

          you never still tire?

        • Papashango77

          I wonder where you copy and paste this nonsense. Its obvious that you are very sick.

    • tundemash

      Come for at at Otuoke on May 29th . Below is your invitation.

      • burning spear

        WHO ELECTED BUHARI AS PRESIDENT OF NIGERIA—-USA-OBAMA-ATI BRITAIN-JEGA- FRANCE–GERMANY-ANSWER USA OBAMA——ATI BRITAIN

        • tundemash

          Since u didn’t have PVC and u didn’t vote, shut the f*ck up then !

          • burning spear

            Founder of the Edo Women for Change (EWC) called on Edo women to forgive Mrs. Buhari. She alleged that Mrs Aisha Buhari was born on September 29, 1979.

            “As of today, Mrs. Buhari is only 35 years of age. She was married to Buhari in August 13, 1989, at the age of 9, an underage according to the constitution of Nigeria. Buhari was 47 in 1989. So Mrs. Buhari is a victim of childhood bride and her outbursts are understandable”, she said.

            She alleged that Aisha was a playmate of Buhari’s eldest daughter, Zulai (the daughter of Safinatu, the first wife of Buhari)

            “It is ironic how such a traumatized woman now stands at the vanguard of stigmatizing fellow women,” she added.
            It is difficult to accept that Buhari was only attempting to follow the foot stept of the Holy Prophet Mohamed who also married Aisha when she was 6-years-old and consummated his marriage with her when she was 9. He was then, 54 years old. While Buhari was only 47. Jonathan got his when she was 25————–see the difference between them and us?

          • tundemash

            yawn !

            Mrs Buhari is far more civilised that the uncouth, grammar-challenged, plantain seller from Okrika.

      • True Nigerian

        Hahahahahahahaha! Tunde, well done o! This is apt and hilariously so! Well done, my brother!

  • Godfrey Etokebe

    Overwhelming support for Buhari????????????
    You are either deluded or you are AN IMBECILE!!!!

    • tundemash

      the only person deluded is you Mr. Sore Loser. Even your leader Edwin Clark has given up looking to position himself to loot again if given the chance while you a mere e-rat paid to copy & paste here is still ranting over an election already settled ! Dumbo has accepted defeat, why are u crying more than the bereaved ??? Start thinking of your hopeless life after May 29th !

      • burning spear

        WHO ELECTED BUHARI AS PRESIDENT OF NIGERI-A–OBAMA OR NIGERIANS—————-ANSWER OBAMA

      • Papashango77

        Very good my friend. Tell them if them go get sense..Bunch of bitter losers.

    • burning spear

      Founder of the Edo Women for Change (EWC) called on Edo women to forgive Mrs. Buhari. She alleged that Mrs Aisha Buhari was born on September 29, 1979.

      “As of today, Mrs. Buhari is only 35 years of age. She was married to Buhari in August 13, 1989, at the age of 9, an underage according to the constitution of Nigeria. Buhari was 47 in 1989. So Mrs. Buhari is a victim of childhood bride and her outbursts are understandable”, she said.

      She alleged that Aisha was a playmate of Buhari’s eldest daughter, Zulai (the daughter of Safinatu, the first wife of Buhari)

      “It is ironic how such a traumatized woman now stands at the vanguard of stigmatizing fellow women,” she added.
      It is difficult to accept that Buhari was only attempting to follow the foot stept of the Holy Prophet Mohamed who also married Aisha when she was 6-years-old and consummated his marriage with her when she was 9. He was then, 54 years old. While Buhari was only 47. Jonathan got his when she was 25————–see the difference between them and us? what a shame

      • Papashango77

        You will die because of the peoples General. If he likes let him marry a one year old girl is not your business after all the same Aisha never complained any day to you. She is now your first lady. Why did the founder of women for change in Edo state ask Edo women to forgive Aisha Buhari, what did she do?

      • Thebeloved

        You jumped into what you don’t understand, Aisha Buhari is 44 as we speak and a grandmother, but some out of share hatred. Even the message on the campaign ground was a twist and a lie – I watched it live of Channels TV, she did not call Edo people prostitute, She mentioned the problem of Child-Trafficking and promised she will help reduce that if her husband is elected. Why are we like this? At least we should be truthful in what is in the open

      • Ed

        Hopeless people combined with some missing factors up there, are known to continue campaign long after the election.
        Please find a better pastime.

  • burning spear

    President Barack Obama’s decision to provide undeclared backing to the All Progressives Congress (“APC”) and General Buhari, violated a long-time American convention of non-interference in the elections of other sovereign nations.

    The series of patronizing actions, sponsored by the White House, culminated in a joint statement on March 30th 2015 by the American Secretary of State Mr. John Kerry and British Foreign Secretary Mr. Philip Hammond, alleging that the election results “may be subject to deliberate political interference”.

    This broadside was released when the vote collation was still ongoing in the presence of the Amerian ambassador to Nigeria who supervised the entire process for Obama, thereby casting undue aspersion not only on the entire electoral process and the almost thirty million voters who participated in it, but indeed the nation itself. Jega recently ended being honored with an Award by President Obama–for rigging the elections for Buhari-

    This was the second unsolicited and unwarranted diatribe by the American and British pair, the first being the denigrating joint missive authored by the same duo on March 21st 2015, precisely seven days prior to the election.
    The said election has already occurred, but the repercussions from the historic event shall continue to generate reactions for many days, weeks, months, years and perhaps for all time. Buhari could now be the president of some few Fulanis ati Yorubas-elites–but certainly not the president of majority of Nigerians———-That type of President is yet to arrive——————

    • Papashango77

      Another garbage from a garbage!

    • Maria

      When they gave Nigerian government money for the election, your government took it… so? In 2011, they supported Jonathan and Jonathan was everywhere singing US, UK, Europe when he won!

      • Joe

        Don’t worry maria. The virus that demystified PDP is the same virus that will kill APC. In 2011 Nigerians gave the same support to PDP and today PDP is singing a strange song; APC will not the different. And am not surprise that all PDP stalwarts are migrating to APC in their numbers. Nigeria will always remain one party system because Nigerians base their actions and inaction on EMOTIONS!!.

  • Mitee

    CLUELESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Cant this clueless and ‘highly educated’ scholar president elect just remain silent and allow us have peace?

    Thanking EU, US, ISIS and Boko haram does not mean anything to us…all I am doing now is buying and stocking palm wine which I will use to celebrate your exit when the time comes.

    • Maria

      Sorry brov… not easy to see your enemy prosper… I understand your pain.

  • ajeh

    Why the Italian ambassador rushing to meet with Buhari? The Italian construction companies that proliferate Nigeria have been the main agency of corruption for all Nigerian leaders. They do very inferior road and house construction, but collude with the Nigerian leaders to inflate contract sums. I have worked with one of their companies before in the accounts section, so I have first hand information. They deliberately do very poor construction. See how the roads they build don’t even last 5 years and everywhere is potholes. The concrete and asphalt on the roads are barely 2 inches thick, which is further fraud on top of the inflated contracts. If I were a Nigerian president I would ban award of contracts to all Italian companies.

    • Reality

      Those are the specifications your leaders gave them so they could have huge kickbacks. They are in business like all companies but your corrupt leaders corrupt them just as they corrupt other companies.

  • Oba_I’ll_Kill_U

    I have respect for General Gowon – a true 5 star General. Not the certificateless Major Ge out in a coup. He looked for his Waec result and enrolled in a University in England where he went on to have B.Sc, Masters & PhD degrees. …..One other clueless military dictator that I know, was kicked out too, but he spent the next 30yrs looking for his certificate and threatening to spill the blood of Nigerians if he loses elections.
    So, where do we go from here? With a clueless and uneducated North-West president elect? How did we even get here? How do we chose our presidents? Just anybody?

  • Taster

    Buhari – still showing inferiority to western opportunists – bad for NIGERIA as a nation.