Emerging democracies have a lot to learn from Nigeria—envoy

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ABUJA – Palestinian Ambassador Nigeria on Tuesday other emerging democracies such Palestine have a lot to learn from Nigeria’ political experience, particularly with respect to March 28 polls.

The Palestinian ambassador to Nigeria, Dr Montaser Abuzaid, told the News Agency Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja that Palestine was impressed by Nigeria’ in its efforts to build a lasting democracy.

He commended Nigeria on the peaceful conduct the 2015 and elections.

Retired Gen. Muhammadu Buhari leading opposition , the All Progressives Congress (APC), defeated incumbent president and candidate the Peoples Democratic (PDP) Goodluck Jonathan in the election.

Abuzaid commended Jonathan for conceding defeat to retired Buhari to save Nigeria from looming post-election .[pro_ad_display_adzone id=”10″]

He said though there were some hitches in the conduct of the elections in some states, Nigeria should learn from the positives of the exercise rather than dwell on the negatives.

Abuzaid called on the incoming to ensure that Nigerians enjoyed sustainable democracy.

He said Palestinian leader, Mahmoud Abbas had already sent congratulatory message to the president- elect, adding that Palestine remained committed to building stronger political, and social ties with Nigeria.

Nigerians on March 28 went to polls to elect a new president and members of the . (NAN)

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