By Jimitota Onoyume
PORT HARCOURT—Apex body of the Ijaw nation, Ijaw National Congress, INC, has lauded the bold step taken by their son by congratulating the President elect, General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd), after the general polls describing it as exemplary and worthy of emulation.
A statement by the national president of INC, Chief Bomar Obufuoribo, who also congratulated winner of the Saturday’s election, Gen. Buhari (retd).
“On behalf of the Ijaw ethnic nationality, we commend President Jonathan for his courageous outing in the 2015 Presidential election. He made all Nigerians proud by his unprecedented show of sportsmanship in accepting the verdict of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.
“His telephone call to congratulate Buhari on his victory at the poll even before the formal declaration of result by INEC is a statesmanly act that has endeared him as a role model for emerging leaders of our country and Africa.
“We congratulate General Buhari on his victory at the poll and wish him divine wisdom and courage to lead our dear Nigeria into a new era of peace and broadly shared prosperity.”