NATIONAL leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have started reacting to the congratulatory phone call placed by President Goodluck Jonathan to its standard-bearer in the just-concluded presidential election.
Speaking with newsmen at the party’s national secretariat in Abuja, the leaders of the party, including the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal, declared that “the mood is that of thanksgiving to God and, of course, we are all happy with what is happening in the country.”
The national chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, said “President Jonathan has been wonderful. By what he has done today, he has contributed immensely to laying the foundation for a new Nigeria.”
He added that “the president that we are giving the country is the president of everybody. It will be a government without any discrimination, religion or tribe.”
Another national leader of the party, Chief Ogbonnaya Onu, said “we all know that Nigerians want change and we are happy that the change has come.
“For the party, we feel happy that Nigerians have accepted us and are giving us the opportunity to govern and we are going to show Nigerians that many of the problems that have remained intractable will be solved.” (Nigerian Tribune)