CHAIRMAN, Board of Trustees, BoT of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Tony Anenih, said yesterday that with the election of the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, General Muhammadu Buhari, (retd) during the March 28 Presidential election, there was hope that the administration of the President- elect would take Nigeria to greater heights.
Anenih in a two- page statement, titled, “Marching on with Hope” in Abuja, urged those who might still be aggrieved by the outcome of the March 28 Presidential Election to emulate the selflessness and magnanimity of President Goodluck Jonathan who conceded victory.
Anenih, who congratulated Buhari on his victory, hailed President Jonathan’s statesmanship in conceding defeat.
He also noted that with the action, the President made an indelible mark on the sands of time, adding that President Jonathan accepted the outcome of the polls to ensure that Nigeria enjoyed peace, and march to greatness and prosperity.
He said: “A keenly contested Presidential Election, which many predicted would spell doom for Nigeria, has ended, gloriously, with everyone a winner.
“I congratulate the President-Elect, General Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, on his victory. Nigerians are expecting great things from him; it is my hope that he will take this great country to greater heights in the journey towards our manifest destiny.
“I salute the statesmanship of President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, GCFR, in conceding defeat, even before the official declaration of results was done. By this noble act, President Jonathan has made an indelible mark on the sands of time. History will be very kind to him.
“President Jonathan has worked, selflessly, to deepen democracy in Nigeria. His consistent advocacy of the rights of the people to freely choose their leaders had earlier yielded free, fair and credible elections in some States of the Federation. Now, a peaceful transition is expected to follow after the general elections.
“The 2015 Presidential Election, in which the incumbent President lost to the opposition, has become a source of pride to Nigeria. It has portrayed to the world that democracy in Nigeria compares to the best anywhere.