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Buhari: Jonathan 'has nothing to fear from me'

2015-04-01 17:14
A picture shows presidential campaign posters of Nigerian President and candidate to his re-election for the ruling People's Democratic Party (PDP) Goodluck Jonathan and leading opposition All Progressive Congress (APC) presidential candidate Mohamma ~ PIUS UTOMI EKPEI

Abuja - Nigeria's president-elect Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday sought to reconcile past differences with incumbent Goodluck Jonathan, extending a hand of friendship to his beaten election opponent.

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"Let me state clearly: President Jonathan has nothing to fear from me," he said in Abuja after his victory was confirmed in the early hours. "He is a great Nigerian and still our president."

He added: "Democracy and the rule of law will be established in the land. Let's put the past behind us, especially the recent past. We must forget our old battles and past grievances and forge ahead."

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