By Abdulwahab Abdulah
Nasrul-lahi Fathi Society of Nigeria, NASFAT, has congratulated President-elect, General Mohammadu Buhari over his victory at the last presidential election, saying his election came when Nigerians need new direction.
In a statement signed by the society’s president, Engr. Yomi Bolarinwa, NASFAT also saluted all the major stakeholders in the recently concluded Presidential and National Assembly elections.
It stated, “We wish particularly to congratulate the President-elect, General Mohammadu Buhari, on his historic victory. This has come at time when Nigerians desperately needed a new direction, new values, discipline, love and brotherliness. There is no doubt that the resounding victory is Nigerians’ expression of hope and confidence in General Buhari’s ability to direct the affairs of our great country.
The body also commended President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan for his rare act of statesmanship in conceding defeat and congratulating the President-elect even before the final collation of result and official declaration of the winner.
It stated: “By this act the President has bequeathed a great legacy on Nigerians and earned the respect of, we dare say all well-meaning Nigerians and the international community.
We note that the journey has only just begun and all of Nigerians, irrespective of our affiliations must rise as one to support our the president-elect as he leads us on this journey of national renaissance. We must remain committed to the success of the remaining elections.