Presidential candidate of the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) Muhammadu Buhari delivers a speech during a campaign rally on January 19, 2015, in Kaduna. Buhari will face President Goodluck Jonathan on February 14, 2015 as the APC seeks to ~ CHRIS STEIN
Sokoto - The Ansar-Ud-Deen Society of Nigeria on Friday urged the President-elect, General Muhammadu Buhari, to live up to his pledge to eradicate corruption in the country.
Alhaji Bilyaminu Ajani, the North-west Chairman of the group, made the call in an interview with media in Sokoto.
Ajani said that corruption had brought so much set back to the socio-economic growth and political stability of the country.
He explained that eradication of corruption would enable Nigerians to reap the dividends of democracy.
He described President Goodluck Jonathan as a true statesman for conceding defeat and congratulating the winner of the March 28 presidential election.
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He called on Nigerians to eschew ethnic sentiments and religious bigotry, which are factors militating against the country’s socio-political and economic development.
He pointed out that Nigerians, irrespective of tribe, religion, culture and political inclination, are capable of coming together to make the country great under the right leadership.
Ajani also lauded the efforts of Nigerians for practically demonstrating maturity that led to the peaceful conduct of the most keenly contested election in Nigeria's political history.
According to him, the outcome of the just-concluded elections is an indication that democracy has come to stay in Nigeria.