Buhari thanks Nigerians, calls for sober reflection

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The candidate of the All Progressives Congress in the just-concluded elections, Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has expressed gratitude to Nigerians for voting him and his party to steer the ship of state for the next four years.Buhari said this in an interim message of gratitude to Nigerians in Abuja, on Tuesday.

This was contained in a statement signed by the Director of Media and Publicity of the APC campaign, Mallam Garba Shehu.

In the message, Buhari thanked Nigerians “for choosing him and his party over and above the PDP and their candidate, the incumbent President, Dr Jonathan Goodluck.”

The APC statement said it “declared victory after Dr. Jonathan called General Buhari at 5:15pm to make a concession and congratulate the winner.”

Shehu quoted Buhari as saying the mood of the country as well as its current state did not warrant the type of wild celebrations reportedly going on in some cities across the country.

“Buhari said anybody happy with the victory of the APC in the presidential election will not be involved in the molestation of opponents or the destruction of their property.

“He or she is not with me, whoever does that,” Buhari curtly said.

He is expected to make a major acceptance speech at 11 am today after the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Attahiru Jega, might have officially declared him as the winner of the March 28 presidential election.


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