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Igbo Delegates Assembly hails Jonathan, Buhari

By Innocent Anaba

Igbo Delegates Assembly, IDA, has congratulated the President-elect, General Muhammadu Buhari on his victory at the just concluded presidential election.

In a statement IDA’s President General, Mazi Larry Nwosu and Secretary General, Auston Ifedinezi in Abuja, yesterday, also commended President Goodluck Jonathan for strengthening the country’s democracy by giving the people the most credible, free, fair and transparent electioneering process in Nigeria’s history.

 President-elect Muhammadu Buhari (L) waves in Abuja on April 1, 2015. Nigeria's new president-elect Muhammadu Buhari hailed polls that will lead to the first democratic change of power in Africa's most populous nation as "historic" hours after he secured a decisive victory. AFP PHOTO
President-elect Muhammadu Buhari (L) waves in Abuja on April 1, 2015. Nigeria’s new president-elect Muhammadu Buhari hailed polls that will lead to the first democratic change of power in Africa’s most populous nation as “historic” hours after he secured a decisive victory. AFP PHOTO

The statement said: “We, the executive members of IDA and the entire Ndigbo in the 19th states of the Northern Nigeria and Abuja, wish to heartily congratulate you (Buhari) on your meritorious victory in the presidential election.

“We appreciate your resilience, doggedness and determination. Your success is an inspiration to the upcoming leaders.

“We pray the Almighty God will avail you strong health, sound mind, wisdom and such other facilities to move Nigeria and Nigerians to the next level. Just know it that God has spoken and anointed you to the exalted throne, therefore, look onto God for direction.

“We most respectfully praise President Jonathan and proudly identify with him for his humility, prudence, love for Nigeria and Nigerians and for initiating the most credible, free, fair and transparent electioneering process in Nigeria and Africa at large.

“It’s only a man of honour and selfless attribute like him that could save Nigeria from such imminent devastating crisis through his God fearing conduct. May God continue to be with him. He has proven that Nigeria can be better.

“The Nigerian security agencies, we appreciate and commend you. Nigerian people we admire and commend you for your peaceful conduct before, during and after the elections.”


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