By Jude Opara
ABUJA—The Transformation Ambassadors of Nigeria, TAN, has said that it had no regrets over its role in mobilizing for the candidate of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in last week’s presidential election.
National Coordinator of TAN, Dr. Ifeanyi Ubah, who spoke in Abuja yesterday, said President Goodluck Jonathan meant well for the country, hence the numerous achievements he recorded in different sectors of the economy, including the road sector which he argued has improved from what it used to be in the past.
He described President Jonathan as an exceptional Nigerian, who had done what many politicians cannot do by willingly accepting the outcome of the election and congratulating his opponent even before the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, could release the entire result.
Ubah said: “We want to urge all politicians to follow the exemplary steps taken by President Jonathan who willingly conceded defeat and congratulated the President-elect.
“What he has done has saved this country a lot of stress and I dare say that it also shows that democracy has come to stay in Nigeria.
“We supported a very nice man, a gentleman, a statesman and he has not failed us because by his act Nigerians can now know that he meant his words when he said that nobody should die because of his ambition.”
He said Nigerians would in the near future begin to judge, rate and put him in the proper position, adding “and we do not have any regrets supporting him and we will also continue to stand by him.”
Ubah also said his organization wishes the President-elect, General Muhammadu Buhari (retd) well for his consistency and resilience, saying TAN expects the new administration to try and deliver on its electoral promises.
He said: “We wish to congratulate the President-Elect, Gen. Mohammadu Buhari (retd) for his consistency, persistence, doggedness and resilience since 2003 in his quest for the presidency of Nigeria.
“This shows that persistence on a mission yields success in the end. His courage will make a good case study in universities all over the world.
“We urge Nigerians, irrespective of their religious, ethnic and political affiliations, to respect the outcome of the election in the interest of peace, progress, unity and development of our country.
“Nigeria as a country is greater than any individual or group and it is our plea that no one should do anything to destabilize the unity, peace, order and good governance of Nigeria, which we constantly advocate and support at all times.”