By Emman Ovuakporie
ABUJA – SPEAKER of the House of Representatives, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal,Wednesday urged President-elect Gen Muhammadu Buhari, retd, to carry along all Nigerians as he embarks on the onerous task of governance.
He also congratulated him over the successful conduct, and the outcome of the 2015 Presidential election.
This was contained in a statement issued in Abuja Wednesday by his spokesman, Malam Imam Imam, Tambuwal described the election as a watershed in the history of Nigeria.
He said the will of the majority of the people, as expressed in the results of the election, should be respected.
Tambuwal said by conceding defeat, President Jonathan has written his name in gold and will be remembered for playing a critical role to douse tension in the aftermath of the election.
While urging the President to ensure a smooth and successful transition, the Speaker equally tasked the President-elect to carry all Nigerians along in the new dispensation.
“As I have always maintained, there is time for politics and time for governance. Politicking is over and we must accept that fact,” he stated.
Tambuwal added that special mention must be made of Professor Attahiru Jega and his colleagues at the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for their doggedness in the face of mounting pressures.
He commended the International Community, the media and civil society organisations for their support, and urged them to ensure the success of the remaining elections scheduled for April 11, 2015.