Mostly sunny. Hot.

7 day
  • Friday 22-33°c More sun than clouds. Hot. More sun than clouds. Hot.
    Saturday 21-33°c Morning clouds. Hot. Morning clouds. Hot.
    Sunday 22-32°c Morning clouds. Warm. Morning clouds. Warm.
    Monday 22-33°c More sun than clouds. Hot. More sun than clouds. Hot.
    Tuesday 22-34°c More sun than clouds. Hot. More sun than clouds. Hot.
    Wednesday 23-34°c Mostly sunny. Hot. Mostly sunny. Hot.
More News

Sule commends Jonathan on accepting defeat

2015-04-01 22:32
Supporters rides in a campaign bus of Nigeria's leading opposition All Progressive Congress (APC) presidential candidate Mohammadu Buhari and his unning mate Yemi Osinbajo in Lagos on January 24, 2015. Unknown gunmen stormed and bombed the site of a  ~  PIUS UTOMI EKPEI

Kano - Nigeria’s former Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Alhaji Maitama Sule, has commended President Goodluck Jonathan for exhibiting good  ‘’sportsmanship’’ in conceding victory to his opponent in Saturday’s presidential election.

Maitama made the remark while addressing newsmen in Kano on Wednesday.

‘’President Jonathan is a statesman rather than a politician for conceding defeat,’’ he said.

According to him, by his decision to concede defeat, Jonathan is above a politician.

‘’President Jonathan has proved to be above a politician, his stand was also seen as a good start for the establishment of virile democracy.

Also read: Fayose congratulates Buhari 

"Jonathan is not a politician, but a statesman. A politician thinks of election while a statesman thinks of the nation.

"By this singular action, he has laid a solid foundation for democracy to thrive,’’ Sule said.

 "What I have been calling for has now come to reality. I have been praying for good leadership.

"I have seen a good leader in the present leader, President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan.

"We had had elections in Nigeria but we have never had the incumbent congratulating the president-elect; he is a statesman,’’ he said.

He noted that Jonathan has proved to be one of the greatest leaders Nigeria has had, noting that ‘’this will surely help in having a sustained democracy.’’

The former diplomat urged Buhari to ensure justice and fairness to all Nigerians irrespective of political or religious inclination.

‘’Buhari should take the nation as his constituency. He should be just and fair to all Nigerians," he said. 

Read more on: muhammadu buhari  |  kano  |  2015 elections

More In This Category
Lasun emerges new Deputy Speaker

Hon Yusuf Sulaimon Lasun has been elected as the new Deputy Speaker of the 8th Assembly..

APC rejects Saraki, Dogara

The All Progressives Congress has rejected the emergence of Senator Bukola Saraki and Yakubu Dogara as Senate President and Speaker of the House of Representatives respectively.

El-Rufai downsizes ministries from 19 to 13

Gov. Nasiru El-Rufai of Kaduna State has reduced the number of ministries in the state from 19 to 13 for effective service delivery.

Political thugs disrupt Katsina Assembly inauguration

Political thugs are alleged to have disrupted the 8th Katsina State House Assembly inauguration proceedings.

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.
News24 |   OLX  |   PriceCheck  |   Careers24