Former Military President IBB Congratulates Buhari

Former Military President IBB Congratulates Buhari

General Ibrahim Babangida, Nigeria's former military president, congratulated Muhammadu Buhari describing the All Progressives Congress victory as a deserved one.

IBB made his position known in a statement released March 31, Tuesday, Channels TV reports.

"General Buhari lives true to his military calling by remaining very consistent, resilient and courageous right from 2003 till date. This enviable feat to me further enriches our democratic process."

Babangida noted that with this election outcome, it became clear that an incumbent can be defeated in an election if the people’s aspirations are not fulfilled.

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He, however, praised Goodluck Jonathan for congratulating his opponent, describing the president’s gesture as cheery news.

The former ruler also tasked Buhari to live up to the expectations of many Nigerians that crave for change, as well as reach out to other contestants in the election in the spirit of one Nigeria.


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