*commends Jonathan for sportsmanship spirit
Senate President David Mark has congratulated the President -elect Major General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd) for his victory at the polls describing it as a reflection of the wishes of majority of Nigerians.
Reacting to the election, Senator Mark commended the political resilience of General Buhari noting that Nigerians have rewarded his efforts with this victory at the polls.
Senator Mark urged the President- elect to be magnanimous in victory and govern Nigeria equitably and fairly irrespective of party affiliation or creed.
He also commended the sportsmanship of President Goodluck Jonathan describing him as a worthy statesman.
“President Jonathan has assumed a clear leadership in the comity of African nations where Heads of Government are perceived to be sit-tight leaders.
"He (President Jonathan) has set a classic acceptance of the aphorism that power belongs to God and He grants whoever He pleases. For this, history will be kind to him," Senator Mark further said.
He also urged Nigerians to remain calm and peaceful during this process of transition stressing that “this election has further demonstrated that democracy has come to stay in our country."
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