Jonathan, a true democrat – Buhari

FILE PHOTO: President Muhammadu Buhari (R) welcoming Former President Goodluck Jonathan to the Presidential Villa today (3/8/16) 5466/03/08/2016/ICE//NAN
FILE PHOTO: President Muhammadu Buhari (R) welcoming Former President Goodluck Jonathan to the Presidential Villa today (3/8/16) 5466/03/08/2016/ICE//NAN

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday in Abuja hailed his predecessor, Goodluck Jonathan, for voluntarily conceding defeat at the 2015 general elections, describing him as a true democrat.

Mr Buhari poured the encomium at the launching of a book titled “My Transition Hours” by Jonathan amidst hundreds of guests from outside and across the country.

Represented by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, the president said Mr Jonathan’s act of courage had made him a patriotic leader and earned popularity among Africans and other leaders.

“You are a leader of the past, of now and of the future; you will rise again; I wish you the best you wish yourself,” Mr Buhari said.

He called on Nigerians to see elections as contests and should be done in free, fair and peaceful environment.

He said Nigerians should eschew bitterness, bigotry, hate speech and “promote Nigeria for us and generation yet unborn.

Mr Jonathan, however, condemned any act of inducement of voters and vote buying during elections in the country, adding that the act was contrary to democratic norms and therefore, wrong.

The event was graced by hundreds of prominent Nigerians, including former Heads of state Abdulsalam Abubakar, Yakubu Gowon, ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo and the PDP Presidential Candidate Atiku Abubakar.

The APC National Chairman Adams Oshiomhole, former Vice President Namadi Sambo, Senate President Bukola Saraki, ex-PDP governors and many members of the political class, traditional rulers and members of the diplomatic corps also graced the event.

(NAN)

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