The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) on Wednesday in
Abuja went to congratulate Muhammad Buhari, as winner of the March 28, presidential election.
The statement, signed by Mr Asishana Okauru, the forum`s Director-
General, prayed that God would use the APC and Buhari
to bring the desired change to the country.
“We congratulate the APC for the emergence of Gen.
Buhari at the March 28 presidential election as
President-elect, and Prof. Yemi Osibajo, as Vice
President-elect. “We pray that God uses Buhari as P
resident working with other stakeholders, to lead the
country across party, religious, ethnic and sectoral lines.
“This is the level of cohesion needed to meet the
yearning and expectations of all Nigerians and move our
country forward,’’ it said.
It also congratulated the APC, the PDP and other
political parties for the success of their various
candidates in the National Assembly elections. The
statement said the emergence of Buhari at this point in
Nigeria`s political history was nothing but the will of the
people and the voice of God. This, it said, was so
considering the fact that Buhari had previously
contested the seat three times.
It, however, thanked President Goodluck Jonathan for
his concession of victory, saying that this was the mark
of true sportsmanship. It, therefore, called on all other
political party leaders to follow suit. The statement
further added that the forum was looking forward to a
successful conduct of the forthcoming Governorship and
State Assembly elections slated for April 11.