- Nigerian political parties say they will honour President Muhammadu Buhari for his political tolerance soon
- This was disclosed by the national chairman of the Inter-Party Advisory Council, Engr Yusuf Yabagi
- The Inter-party Advisory Council is the umbrella body of registered political parties in the country
Engr. Yusuf Yabagi, the chairman of the Action Democratic Party (ADP) and coordinator of IPAC announced the award on Tuesday, April 26 during an Iftar dinner with Buhari in Abuja.
PM News reports that business and political party leaders attended the dinner in Aso Rock, Abuja.
Yabagi said Buhari will be honoured for the historic signing into law of the Electoral Act.
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Iftar dinner: Buhari hosts APC leaders in Aso Rock
In a related development, presidential media aide, Bashir Ahmad has shared photos of the president meeting with members of his own party - All Progressives Congress (APC) at the seat of power - Aso Rock.
The president hosted his party's leadership to Iftar dinner at the Presidential Villa, with key party chieftains attending.
‘‘President Buhari hosts leaders and members of the National Working Committee (NWC) of the governing party, the APC to an Iftar (the break of Ramadan fast) this evening at the State House, Abuja.’’
State pardon: Group commends Buhari, says gesture not strange
On its part, a civil society organisation, Equity And Justice In Politics And Governance Movement has said the state pardon granted to 159 Nigerians is not strange.
The group in a press briefing attended by a Legit.ng's reporter commended President Buhari for the gesture.
The executive secretary of the group, Comrade Ogbeh Tobias, said before the state pardon granted to the 159 persons, about 10,000 inmates have also benefitted from the decongestion of correctional centres embarked upon by the federal government since 2017.
President Buhari to commission two major roads in Imo upon completion
Meanwhile, President Buhari has agreed to commission the ongoing construction of the Owerri-Orlu and Owerri-Okigwe roads upon completion in May 2022.
This was disclosed by Governor Hope Uzodimma after a courtesy visit to the president at the Presidential Villa on Tuesday, April 19 for a progress report on the ongoing road constructions and projects in the state.
President Buhari had visited the southeast state in September 2021 to commission major projects across Imo.