Presidential candidate of Nigeria's leading opposition All Progressive Congress, Mohammadu Buhari, meets with US Secretary of State at the US Consulate in Lagos January 25, 2015. US Secretary of State John Kerry said today that peaceful and timely el ~ AKINTUNDE AKINLEYE
Lagos - Chief Olu Falae, National
Chairman, Social Democratic Party (SDP), on Thursday urged the President-elect,
Maj.-Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, to implement the 2014 National Conference report on
assumption of office.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had on
Wednesday declared Buhari, the All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential
Candidate, the winner of March 28 Presidential election.
Falae, a former Secretary to the Federal Government, said in Lagos that the implementation of the report
would help to revamp and re-launch the country.
"I want to advise Maj.-Gen. Muhammadu Buhari that he should
see government as a continuum.
"I urge him that as soon as he is inaugurated and settle
down to initiate action on the implementation of the report of the 2014
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"The implementation of that report in my humble opinion is
the blueprint for restructuring Nigeria, revamping Nigeria and re-launching
Nigeria into a new orbit,’’ he said.
Falae, who congratulated the President-elect for the
victory, said his election would send signal that rampant corruption would no
longer be tolerated.
"It send a signal that the rampant corruption will no
longer be tolerated and that public officers must disengage from corruption and
take their career seriously with leadership by example.’’
He also commended INEC for the conduct of the election and
urged the commission to avoid hitches such as late arrival of materials and
staff, absence of result sheets and the failure of the Smart Card Reader
"I feel proud as a Nigerian that the outcome of the
election, for the first time in Nigeria possibly in Africa, power changed hands
peacefully from one political party to another through the ballot box,’’ Falae
The former Secretary to the Federal Government described
President Goodluck Jonathan as a "statesman’’ for conceding defeat even before
the final announcement of the result.