Prof. Remi Sonaiya of KOWA Party on Tuesday congratulated Gen. Muhammadu Buhari on his victory in the presidential election, and reminded him that the expectations of Nigerians were very high. Sonaiya, the only female among the contestants that lost to Buhari in the March 28 election, congratulated the APC candidate on behalf of her party.
In a message sent to newsmen, Sonaiya prayed that God would give Buhari the needed wisdom to give Nigerians a better quality of life. While congratulating Buhari, she said: “I also wish to note that the expectations of Nigerians for a better quality of life are very high. “I pray that God will grant the General the wisdom to rise up to the challenge and live up to the challenge and live up to the promises of his campaign.’’
Sonaiya, shedding more light in a telephone interview with pressmen, said that the victory of Buhari, who won the presidential election after three failed attempts, showed what determination could do. “It shows determination, he believed he had something to offer and kept at it,’’ she said.
Sonaiya said her participation in the election would encourage more women to come into politics to fill a vacuum that still exists. The professor said that she would focus on building the KOWA Party to become stronger and help to deepen the nation’s democracy.