The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) and National Christian Elders Forum (NCEF) have congratulated the President-Elect retired Gen. Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on his election.
In separate congratulatory statements in Abuja CAN President Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor and the Secretary of NCEF Pastor Bosun Emmanuel also commended President Goodluck Jonathan for displaying democratic character, good sportsmanship and concession of defeat at the elections.
Oritsejafor, who praised Nigerians for the smooth conduct of the election, also called for harmony between Christians and Muslims in their quest for a prosperous Nigeria.
“Despite the enormous tension and apprehension that preceded the election, Nigerians have demonstrated political maturity that elections can be won and lost without recourse to violence or acrimony,” he said.
On his part Emmanuel said: “NCEF wished him (Buhari) a successful tenure in office. It is encouraging to observe that Nigeria is maturing democratically. Today, we celebrate a sitting President, who after conceding defeat at the polls can say, ‘I promised the country free and fair elections. I have kept my word.’ Mr. President, we are proud of you.”
The duo equally encouraged all politicians in the country to play politics according to the admonition of President Jonathan that nobody’s ambition is worth the blood of any Nigerian.
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