Why Jonathan Was Defeated – Babangida

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Former military president, General Ibrahim
Badamasi Babangida, on Tuesday said President
Goodluck Jonathan lost the presidential election
to Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives
Congress, APC, because Jonathan failed to meet
the yearnings and aaspiration of Nigeria’s
citizens.
In a congratulatory message titled: “Buhari
deserves this victory” and which he personally
signed, Babangida said the country had
witnessed a downward trend and wanted a
leader who would salvage it.
He said Nigerian politicians had a lot of lessons
to learn from the election and Buhari’s victory
saying one of this was that an incumbent could
be defeated if he did not do well as President.
Apart from this, he said there was a lesson to
learn from Buhari’s perseverance after he had
lost three previous elections.
“I have just finished watching the proceedings of
the declaration of results of the March 28, 2015
elections by the Independent National Electoral
Commission…

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Why Jonathan Was Defeated – Babangida

Former military president, General Ibrahim
Badamasi Babangida, on Tuesday said President
Goodluck Jonathan lost the presidential election
to Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives
Congress, APC, because Jonathan failed to meet
the yearnings and aaspiration of Nigeria’s
citizens.
In a congratulatory message titled: “Buhari
deserves this victory” and which he personally
signed, Babangida said the country had
witnessed a downward trend and wanted a
leader who would salvage it.
He said Nigerian politicians had a lot of lessons
to learn from the election and Buhari’s victory
saying one of this was that an incumbent could
be defeated if he did not do well as President.
Apart from this, he said there was a lesson to
learn from Buhari’s perseverance after he had
lost three previous elections.
“I have just finished watching the proceedings of
the declaration of results of the March 28, 2015
elections by the Independent National Electoral
Commission and the emergence of my friend,
professional colleague and former Head of State,
General Muhammadu Buhari as the President-
elect.
“Let me, therefore, formally congratulate General
Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives’
Congress for this well-deserved victory.
“This victory to me conveys two significant
statements on our political history and evolution.
First; that incumbents can be defeated in any
democratic process if the people’s aspirations
are not fulfilled. Second, that there is good
reward for perseverance and hard work. General
Buhari has been very consistent in pursuing his
political aspiration.
In fact, he reminds me of President Abraham
Lincoln of the American fame, who was very
dogged in pursuing his political aspiration and
enriched the contents of democracy in America.
General Buhari lives true to his military calling by
remaining very consistent, resilient and
courageous right from 2003 till date. This
enviable feat to me further enriches our
democratic process and matures us into the top
echelon of nations where democracy has taken
firm root. That President Jonathan has indeed
conceded defeat and congratulated the
President-elect is also cheering news.
“Let me also congratulate other presidential
candidates of the other political parties,
especially Mr. President, Dr. Goodluck Ebele
Jonathan for putting up a good fight in the
elections. I wish to also commend the
Independent National Electoral Commission, for
conducting such a free, fair and transparent
election despite all the initial hitches and
challenges. The beauty of democracy is that it is
an on-going process that gives room for
improvement, provides opportunity to make
amends, and affords the people the opportunity
to make a statement with their ballots during
elections.
“With this election and its outcome thus far,
Nigeria has once again recorded another
milestone in her march through the enviable
ladder of democracy. Our leadership role in
Africa will further be enhanced by the way and
manner we manage the gains of this process. But
I trust that the President-elect will live up to the
expectations of many Nigerians that crave for
change; and lift Nigeria to greater heights.
I wish to implore the President-elect to reach out
to other contestants in the spirit of one Nigeria,
as he settles down for the task of leading this
nation in the next four years. Your victory has no
doubt broken the barriers of ethnicity and
religious inclinations; two sensitive issues that
undeservedly dominated the campaigns. I am
confident that this victory will usher in a new
perspective in our political history and
development.

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Atiku: Buhari has written best chapter of Nigeria’s history

Nigeria’s former Vice President Atiku Abubakar
on Tuesday evening sent his congratulatory
message to the country’s President-elect,
Muhammadu Buhari, saying the latter’s victory at
the polls is the best chapter of the nation’s
history.
Abubakar, who contested with Buhari for the
ticket of the party in December 2014 under the
All Progressives Congress, APC, said it was great
to know that Buhari had led the party o victory
just about two years after its formation.
“The great Nnamdi Azikiwe once wrote that
‘history will continue to vindicate the just’. Your
victory in the polls, with votes from across the
length and breadth of our country, bears witness
to the acceptance of not just our party, the APC,
but also your ideology of justice, fair play and
zero tolerance for corruption as the bedrock for
national rebirth,” Atiku Abubakar said.
The former Vice President also thanked every
Nigerian who voted for the APC in the election.
“Your votes have not just elected the first
opposition party into federal power, but has also
set a precedent which will have positive
implications for democracy across Africa.
“Dear GMB, the journey has just begun. Millions
of Nigerians have put their trust in you, because
they were not satisfied with the status quo. You
represent the hope of a new generation of
Nigerians, and you cannot afford to fail them.
“Our party has made a promise of change to our
young people, to secure and rebuild our country,
create jobs and opportunity, and improve
citizens’ welfare. We will stand behind you to
ensure we keep those promises, just like we did
during these elections.
“Our country needs a new direction. We have
voted for you, and our party won the election,
but when you assume our highest office, you
must become the president of not just the APC,
but all of Nigeria, including the people who did
not vote for you. We look up to you to heal the
fractures of our country, and truly unite this
country like never before.
“To President Jonathan, I want to specially thank
you for conducting a historic election. Your party
may have lost the elections, but you have won
the admiration of the world by not interfering
with the wishes of Nigerians. History will be kind
to you.
“It is my sincere hope that we will all come
together as one country, to build the Nigeria of
our dreams,” the statement said.

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Jubilant crowd take over APC secretariat, Abuja roads

Jubilant crowd on Tuesday night took over the secretariat of the All Progressive Congress (APC) following the success story of Muhammadu Buhari in the 2015 Presidential Election.

NAN reports that celebrants numbering over 2,000 danced round the party secretariat chanting victory songs.

Different dance groups, traditional drummers, well wishers and party chieftains exchanged pleasantries for the party’s victory at the polls.

Some of the groups chanted with Buhari’s name describing him as the needed change.

No fewer than 100 journalists comprising local and international media were also at the party’s secretariat waiting to receive Buhari.

Security agents, including men of the Department of State Security Service (DSS) and the Police were seen at strategic positions within and outside the secretariat to ensure security.

Senator Kabiru Gaya, who was elected to the Senate in 2007, representing the Kano South constituency on the platform of the APC, told NAN that the victory called for celebration since it was happening in the country’s democracy for the first time.

“We thank God almighty for the opportunity given to us to have a good transition in this democratic era; I now believe that democracy is here to stay.

“We have been shifting from one party to the other but now I think there will stability; I hope Nigerians will accept this change in good fate for good things to come.

“The people have decided who they want and it is Buhari; we hope that he can make changes in this new dispensation,” Gaya said.

NAN reports that another set of jubilant crowd blocked the T-junction close to the AP Plaza on the Adetokumbo Ademola way, Wuse II, Abuja, chanting APC slogans.

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