Senate president Senator David Mark and his Deputy Senate president, Senator Ike Ekweremadu has congratulated the winner of the 2015 presidential election and candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, General Muhammadu Buhari (retd).
Reacting to the outcome of the presidential election, Senator Mark said Nigerians have spoken through their ballots and commended President Goodluck Jonathan for conceding victory to General Buhari.
According to Mark “unprecedented show of statesmanship has gone a long way in rewriting the history of the nation’s democracy and ensuring post-election peace and security of Nigeria”.
Senator Mark urged the President- elect to be magnanimous in victory and govern Nigeria equitably and fairly irrespective of party affiliation or creed.
Mark also commended the Sportsmanship of President Goodluck Jonathan describing him as a worthy statesman.
“President Jonathan has assumed a clear leadership in the comity of African nations where Heads of Government are perceived to be sit-tight leaders.
“He (President Jonathan) has set a classic acceptance of the aphorism that power belongs to God and He grants whoever He pleases. For this, history will be kind to him,” Senator Mark further said.
Also Ekweremadu said: “Whichever way we look at the 2015 presidential election, the real winner is Nigeria, and the greatest beneficiaries are Nigerians and our democracy, especially our electoral system.
“I congratulate General Buhari who no doubt has the experience, popular support, and goodwill to continue with the transformation process, and commend President Goodluck Jonathan for not only bequeathing the legacy of reformed electoral process, but also leading by example in the quest for the post-election stability, peace, security, and harmony of Nigeria”.
The Deputy President commended Nigerians, whom he said, had “proved the prophets of doom wrong and reaffirmed their commitment to the peace and unity of the Nigerian nation”.
“Nigeria is bigger than everyone of us, and we must all rise beyond all political, ethnic, religious, and sectional differences to support the incoming administration to move Nigeria forward”, he added.