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NASFAT lauds Jonathan, President-elect Buhari over presidential polls


THE leadership of Nasrul-lahi-l- Fathi Society of Nigeria (NASFAT) has lauded all the major stakeholders in the recent Presidential and National Assembly elections.

In a statement by its President, Kamal Yomi Bolarinwa, the Muslim group particularly congratulated the President-elect, Maj.-Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, on his historic victory, which the society believed, came “at a 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 Buhari’s ability to direct the affairs of our great country.

“It is our hope and prayer that Almighty Allah whose will this victory signifies will grant him the wisdom, the courage and the strength to run the affairs of our great country and deepen our democratic experience.”

Also, NASFAT commended President Goodluck Jonathan for what it described as “rare act of statesmanship in conceding victory and congratulating the President-elect even before the final collation of result and official declaration of the winner.

By this act, the President has bequeathed a great legacy on Nigerians and earned the respect of all well-meaning Nigerians and the international community.”

In the same vein, Governor Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso of Kano State has said that President Goodluck Jonathan’s action of conceding victory even before the official declaration of election results is a saving grace, which would have plugged the nation into a disaster.

Reflecting on the aftermath of the presidential and National Assembly elections during a media chat in his office yesterday, Kwankwaso applauded the President’s gesture, a singular honour he believed would not only earn him an international commendation but set a unique template in Africa and global politics.

The All Progressives Congress (APC) leader in Kano State said the results of the presidential elections couldn’t have favoured President Jonathan since Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has got the political calculation wrong and ignoring many of its credible members to the credit of APC, especially in the northern part of the country.

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