African Bar Association, ABA, yesterday tasked the president-elect, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (rtd), to adequately tackle challenges confronting development in Nigeria.
In a congratulatory message to the president elect and the All Progressives Congress for emerging victorious in the general elections in the country, president of the association, Hannibal Uwaifo (Nigeria) and secretary general, Mrs Flavania Charles (Tanzania) respectively, said the victory was for the African continent.
The association noted that with the positive outcome of the polls, the “APC and Nigeria have demonstrated that the tenets of democracy can take firm base in Africa.
“This victory is particularly very significant against the background of your slogan for change and total emancipation of the Nigerian people. The African Bar Association is equally proud of your humble but sound background of discipline, honesty, sincerity and austere and focus.”
The ABA said, “Nigeria and indeed Africa is in dire need of redemption in all spheres of human development. We therefore encourage you and your administration to tackle these numerous problems headlong with a view to reversing the misfortunes currently being suffered by the Nigerian nation.”
Expressing confidence that a Buhari-led administration would lead a purposeful, transparent and very responsible government, the group pledged to partner with the new administration in its drive to give the country a new lease of life.
In a message to Chief Oyegun, ABA said, “Indeed, Africa is celebrating the momentous occasion with the people of Nigeria as it has given definite impetus for other nations in Africa to emulate.
“We assure you that the African Bar Association is ready to partner with your government in Nigeria in projecting the sustenance of the fundamental dictates of law and justice in various international fora in line with our core mandate.
“By the peaceful conduct of the participants, it is very evident that Africa in once again a force to be reckoned with in the systematic enthronement of enduring democracy in the world,” the group.
It also added that “your party and the good people of Nigeria have therefore given hope to the rest of Africa that sustainable democracy is achievable in Africa.”

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