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 - The United States-based South-South Native Assembly, congratulated President-Elect, Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress for their victory in the just concluded general elections.
It also congratulated Nigerian masses and voters who massively exercised their sovereignty against all odds thus aided the advancement and enhancing of liberal democracy in Nigeria, and, by extension, continental Africa.
“Evidently, General Buhari and his party’s victorious emergence in the polls substantially reflects the general mood of the country, besides demonstrating prevailing overwhelming desires and yearnings of the Nigerian peoples for a new direction,” the organisation’s President, Felix Gumnwee.
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“It is, therefore, our candid expectation and hope that the incoming Buhari-led administration will remain dedicated to creating favorable climate and conditions for accelerated economic growth and prosperity.”
Buhari defeated current President, Goodluck Jonathan of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to ascend to the Presidency of Africa’s biggest country by population.