Mark Congratulates Buhari, Commends Jonathan

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President of the Nigerian Senate
President of the Nigerian Senate

By Sadiq Umar, Abuja.

The President of the Senate, David Mark​,​ has congratulated the president-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, for his victory at the March 28 presidential election, describing it as a reflection of the wishes of majority of Nigerians.

In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media, Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan, on Wednesday, the Senate President said Nigerians have rewarded Buhari for his steadfastness with victory at the polls.

The Senate President also commended the sportsmanship of President Goodluck Jonathan, saying he has by his action assumed a clear leadership position in the comity of African nations.

“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.

He urged Nigerians to remain calm and peaceful during this process of transition, adding that the election has further demonstrated that democracy has come to stay in Nigeria.