Newspapers Vendors Association, Abuja, NVAA, has congratulated the president-elect, Gen. Mohammadu Buhari over his victory.
A statement signed by chairman of the association, Mr. Samuel Jimoh and made available to Nigerian Pilot in Abuja yesterday, described Buhari’s emergence as a victory for the masses and for the whole Nigerians.
It noted that his victory was due to the confidence Nigerians had on him to be able to solve the numerous challenges the country is facing.
“Your resounding victory in the March 28, 2015 presidential elections demonstrates the confidence which the people of Nigeria reposed foresighted and ability to salvage the country from its current economic depression to rage of insurgency.”
The association, however, reminded him that he had so much works to do as Nigerians have abundant expectations from him.
“Like the saying that to whom much is given, much is expected; the cloud of expectations from your incoming government is high. Nigerians want a total transformation in all facets of the nation’s economy.”
The statement maintained that the true change can only be achieved when there is people oriented government with serious emphasis on youth empowerment as well as revamping rural economy.
Mr. Jimoh also used the medium to hail President Goodluck Jonathan for accepting defeat, which he said was the first of its kind in Africa, thereby shaming those who predicted that the country would disintegrate in 2015.
“We would also want to sincerely thank President Goodluck Jonathan for conceding defeat and congratulating you and your victory. That singular gesture is not quit common among the comity of third world countries essentially in Africa.
“It is first of its kind in African democracies; such actions prove the world the wrong that predictability that Nigeria will split during this election has failed. Indeed, Africa has come of age.”
The association wished the president-elect a successful tenure and called on all Nigerians to come together in unequivocal resolve to always take the country forward in consolidating the gains of democracy and good governance.


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