Buhari Showers Praise On Jonathan

Buhari Showers Praise On Jonathan

As Nigerians wait to go to the polls for the 2015 elections come March 28 and April 11 respectively, the Presidential candidate of The All Progressives Congress (APC), General Muhammadu Buhari has commended his rival and the incumbent president, Goodluck Jonathan for the first time in a long while.

Speaking in Abuja during the visit of Mr. Kadre Ouedraogo, President of The Economic Community Of West African States (ECOWAS), General Buhari praised President Jonathan for assuring Nigerians that he will hand over power if he loses in the forthcoming presidential election slated for March 28.

Buhari further assured the delegation of a peaceful atmosphere before, during and after the elections and praised Jonathan for assuring to hand over to whoever emerged winner at the polls.

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He said: “The six weeks extension is accommodated in the Constitution for holding elections and INEC has said it has recorded between 75-80 per cent successes in the distribution of the voter cards.

“Mr. President has made very encouraging comments weeks ago by saying he’ll hand over to whoever emerged winner.

“We told our supporters to embrace peace before the accord and even after the signing of the accord we have continued to urge them to show restraint.

“We intend to maintain this pressure until the elections take place”.

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Meanwhile, recent reports indicate that, armed hoodlums yesterday, February 18, stormed the Enugu State campaign office of the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (rtd.).

The incident comes the next day after violence had been unleashed unleashed by the unknown at the APC rally in Okrika, Rivers State. A policeman was killed and 50 people were injured.

Source: Legit.ng

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