Friday, April 7, 2023


President Muhammadu Buhari has urged Nigerians and candidates from different political parties who are unhappy with the recently concluded elections to wait patiently and let the legal system take its course as Christians commemorate Jesus Christ's death and resurrection.

Recall that the election of Bola Tinubu as president-elect is being contested by Atiku Abubakar, the PDP's presidential candidate, and Peter Obi, the candidate for the Labour Party (LP).

On Friday, April 7, 2023, President Buhari addressed the nation in his Easter message and urged Nigerians to maintain their optimism and strong faith in the nation in order to see better times ahead.

Buhari also thanked Nigerians for giving him the honor of serving them and for electing him in 2015 and 2019.

He stated that Nigerians' support had made it possible for Nigeria to achieve the successes that have been seen in a variety of areas, including security, the economy, infrastructure, and Others.      

Mr President said: “I join Christians in Nigeria and around the world to celebrate Easter, which commemorates the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, signposting his victory over death.

“At the heart of Easter is the triumph of light over darkness.

“It is a season that reminds us that the Almighty can turn an unpleasant situation round for good.

“Recognising that Easter is about renewed hope and a glorious future, I urge all Nigerians to continue to be confident and believe strongly in our country for better seasons ahead.

“As a nation, we have gone through an election that has produced the next set of leaders at the federal and State levels.

“I commend Nigerians for believing in the process. While I congratulate those that have been elected, I acknowledge that it is the right of those who feel dissatisfied with the outcome to seek redress. I expect them to wait patiently and allow our legal system to run its course.

“It has been a rare privilege for me to serve as your President since you gave me the first mandate in 2015 and renewed it in 2019.

“Day after day, I have been guided by the vows I took to keep Nigeria united, prosperous and secure.

“Our successes on security, economy, infrastructure, new oil frontier basins, landmark legal reforms as well as food sufficiency, among others, were possible because of the support of Nigerians.

“As we celebrate this season with our families, neighbours and communities, let us do so in love, compassion, kindness, resilience and forgiveness.

“Happy Easter!”

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