APC congratulates Buhari, hails Jonathan​




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The All Progressives Congress has congratulated ​the ​president-elect, , on his historic victory in Saturday’s , while thanking for voting massively for the party to
“bring in a new dawn after a long, dark night”.
In a statement issued in on Thursday by its National Publicity Secretary, Lai , the party said Mr. Buhari’s victory would make Nigeria work again, rekindle hope and bring succour to the long suffering people of the country.
have used their votes to bring change,” the party said. “We hear their message loud and clear: They want a government that works, and will hesitate to use the same votes to kick out any government that fails to deliver.”
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APC also commended for the rare sportsmanship he exhibited by conceding defeat and congratulating Mr. Buhari, even before INEC formally declared him as the winner.
The party said by that singular act, which went a long way in dousing post-election tension, the President has snatched victory from the jaws of defeat, written his name in gold in the annals of Nigeria’s history and catapulted himself to a statesman.
APC said it is time for all , irrespective of their political leaning, to put the acrimonious electioneering campaign behind them and to forge a front to tackle the enormous challenges facing the nation.
”The APC-led Federal Government will work for all Nigerians whether or they voted for us in the elections, or did even vote at all,” the party assured. ”Our party will discriminate against any on the basis of religion, region, ethnicity or gender. We are all God’s own people.”
APC said it will also appreciate a virile , because it is indispensable in any democracy that is worthy of that nomenclature.
”Having been in ourselves, we know what it means to keep the government of the day on its toes with very robust and constructive criticism, and we expect no less from those who have swapped places with us,” the party said.
It commended the for staying true to its constitutional watchdog role, saying without the support of this “fourth estate of the realm,” Nigeria may neither have enjoyed democracy nor sustained it.
APC thanked ECOWAS, the African Union, the EU, the UN and the entire international community for their support for the country’s democratization process, describing as invaluable their role in the success of the on-going political transition.

 

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”Equally worthy of our gratitude is the Civil ,” the party said. “Working relentlessly under the umbrella Situation Room, civil organizations played an unprecedented and very important role before, during and after the /National Assembly elections. We, and indeed all Nigerians, owe them a debt of gratitude for the success of the elections.
”Finally, and most importantly, we want to give glory to God for his divine intervention that has always pulled our country back from the brink, even at times when hope in short supply and the night seemed so dark and unending.”