Peterside congratulates Buhari, describes victory as new dawn for Nigeria

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PORT HArCOURT (Sundiata Post) – Dr Dakuku Peterside, governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State, has congratulated General Muhammadu Buhari, winner of the 2015 presidential election.
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Peterside, who also congratulated Nigerians for electing Buhari, called on the people support the former head of state as he begins the process of rebuilding Nigeria. The APC candidate, who described Buhari as a great source of inspiration because of his exemplary character and transparent disposition, said the victory of the president-elect has indeed ushered Nigeria into a new dawn.


“Nigeria is lucky have a leader like Buhari at this critical point of our nationhood. To say that our country is at crossroads today is an understatement especially against the backdrop of our collective experience in almost all spheres of our national life in recent times. But I am confident that Buhari return Nigeria a respectable and prosperous country where the citizens can once again, be proud of their heritage.


“Let me also state that the President-elect bring as assets his exalted office, his good name, anti-corruption posture, courage, honesty and patriotism. These virtues could have come at a better time.
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“I know that the president fully appreciates the fact that this historic opportunity to serve his fatherland again and at this comes with huge responsibilities. Our country has never been this divided and factionalised along ethnic and religious lines. This election without any doubt, came with brazen divisive campaign speeches and comments that exploited our fault lines, emphasised our differences and inflamed passions.


“This victory therefore is victory for every Nigerian, irrespective of affiliation or geographical location. Nigerians have spoken and Nigeria is the winner. Therefore, you have the unenviable task of uniting our people and restoring confidence in every Nigerian at home and in the Diaspora. Pointless to add that our country needs healing and reconciliation but as we look to you for the right leadership, I also urge you to reconcile our battered people”.


Peterside, who wished Buhari the very best as he takes over the mantle of leadership, charged him to immediately begin the process of rebuilding Nigeria and its fractured institutions.