Be magnanimous in victory, Obasanjo tells Buhari

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ABEOKUTA – Former President Olusegun Obasnjo on Wednesday advised the President -Elect, Buhari, to demostrate magnanimity his victory in the Saturday’s presidential .

Obasanjo gave the advice in abeokuta in his congratulatory message to Buhari.

The former president noted that Nigeria’s political was unnecessarily overheated by politicians.

He observed that emphasis of the campaign was more on trivialities and was largely characterised by divisive, undignifying and disrespectful statements.

Obasanjo therefore advised Buhari to be magnanimous by “binding the wounds and bitterness occasioned by the campaigns and the evil disciples”.

The elder statesman expressed the belief that such disposition would enable Buhari to focus on pressing issues requiring urgent attention when he eventually assumed .

Obasanjo urged him to embark on institutional reforms, to improve various sectors including education, healthcare, economy, security, infrastructure, power and agriculture.

He also urged him to step up to promote national unity and cohesiveness as well as rid Nigeria of corruption.
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While expressing confidence in the ability of Buhari to perform, Obasanjo advised him to recruit people of proven integrity to work with him.

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