Minna - Former President of Nigeria, Gen.
Ibrahim Babangida (Rtd) has advised Nigerians to support the incoming APC
led-government of Muhammadu Buhari, to ensure peace in the nation.
Babangida made the call on Monday in the company of a former
Head of State Gen. Abdusalami Abubakar (Rtd), when the duo paid a goodbye visit
to the outgoing governor of Niger, Dr Babangida Aliyu at his residence in
"The peace enjoyed after the general elections must be
sustained, for any government to succeed its people must support it
"I am concerned just as other Nigerians, whether during
transition or not, every developing country has its own peculiar problems and
there have to be a government to find solutions to the problems.’’
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Also speaking, Abubakar urged Aliyu to endeavour to share
his experiences of governance with the incoming administration in the state, so
as to sustain the peace.
Responding, Aliyu commended the elder statesmen, saying, "my elder brothers are very instrumental to the peace and unity we are
enjoying in the country today.
"Many Nigerians were apprehensive before the general
elections, but this is one of the most peaceful elections we ever had in the
"I am very happy for us because the people accepted the
results without bickering.
"We believe our two elder brothers have the knowledge and
vast experience and a lot to offer and do for the country.
"Many of us may not know that they did underground work to
douse the tension because of their concern for the unity and development of the
"Their actions are always for the best of the