Full transcript of what Jonathan told Buhari on phone following his victory‎

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A recording of telephone call by President Goodluck Jonathan to Gen. Muhammadu Buhari on March 31, congratulating him on his victory at the last Saturday’s presidential election emerged on the Internet on .

The recording revealed what transpired between the two leaders.

President Jonathan called Buhari hours before the official declaration of the presidential election results by the that Buhari had won the March 28 presidential poll.[pro_ad_display_adzone id=”10″]

The audio of the conversation credited to ENDS.ng @EveryNigerian was titled, “Historic congratulatory call from President Goodluck Jonathan to President-elect Muhammadu Buhari on March 31, 2015.”

According to the audio, the following conversation ensued between Jonathan and Buhari:

Jonathan’s aide: Your Excellency, Sir.

Buhari’s aide: Good evening.

Jonathan’s aide: Hope I’m speaking with General Buhari, sir.

Buhari’s aide: Yes.

Jonathan’s aide: Ok, President Goodluck Jonathan will like to speak with you, sir.

Buhari’s aide: Ok, ok, I’m connecting you, sir.

Jonathan: Your Excellency.

Buhari’s aide: Hold on …I’ll connect you, sir.

The rings for a moment.

Jonathan: Your Excellency.

Buhari’s aide: Hold on, sir.

Buhari: Your Excellency.

Jonathan: Your Excellency, how are you?

Buhari: I’m alright, thank you very much, Your Excellency.

Jonathan: (laughs) Congratulations.

Buhari: Thank you very much, your Excellency (laughs).

Jonathan: Yeah, so how are things?

Buhari: (laughs) Well…

Jonathan: So, you’d find to come one of these days so that we can sort out how to plan the transition period.

Buhari: Thank you very much, your Excellency.

Jonathan: Congratulations.


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Buhari: Thank you.

Jonathan: Ok.

Buhari: My respect, Your Excellency.