- President Buhari has received congratulatory message from the Emir of Daura on his re-election
- Alhaji Farouk Umar said the victory is not only for Buhari but for Nigeria and Africa at large
- The monarch also applauded Nigerians who still voted en masse despite the election postponement
The Emir of Daura, Alhaji Farouk Umar has congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari over his victory in the just concluded presidential elections.
The monarch passed the congratulatory message in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Daura on Wednesday, February 27.
He described the victory of Buhari as a victory for Nigeria and Africa, stressing that the president is not only the leader of Nigeria, but the whole of Africa, considering his ability to organise the continent to speak with one voice.
Farouk commended Nigerians especially the electorate who defied the disappointment caused by the postponement of the elections to come out in numbers to exercise their franchise on Saturday, February 23.
He saluted Nigerians “for demonstrating uncommon support to Buhari and their relentlessness doggedness towards national unity and cohesion."
He assured that the traditional institution would continue to support the president for him to succeed in the task of governing the country.
The monarch pledged that the Emirate Council and his subjects would continue to pray for the success of the president, Nigeria and Africa.
The emir urged all Nigerians to also pray for their leaders at all levels for them to deliver on their mandates effectively.
The royal father reminded the people on the need to elect leaders who would not only protect everybody’s rights, but also impact positively on all.
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He called on the people of the area to also come out in their numbers for the March 9 governorship and legislative elections.
NAN reports that the emir spent two hours acknowledging hundreds of people celebrating President Buhari’s victory at the Kangiwa square in front of his palace.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that President Buhari at the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential campaign council office addressed the nation shortly after being declared the winner of the 2019 presidential election.
In a brief speech by the president, he thanked Nigerians for re-electing him and praised the efforts of the national leader of the APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, and the party's national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, towards his successful re-election.
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