Former Military President of Nigeria, General Ibrahim Babangida has sent a congratulatory message to President-elect, General Muhammadu Buhari, following the latter’s victory in the just concluded presidential election.
Speaking via a statement on Tuesday, March 31, 2015, Babangida stated that Nigerians have reached a milestone in his history, expressing his belief that General Buhari would live up to the expectations of Nigerians.
His words: “Nigeria has once again recorded another milestone in her march through the enviable ladder of democracy.
“This victory to me conveys two significant statements on our political history and evolution. First; that incumbents can be defeated in any democratic process if the people’s aspirations are not fulfilled. Second, that there is good reward for perseverance and hard work.
“I trust that the president-elect will live up to the expectations of many Nigerians that crave for change; and lift Nigeria to greater heights.”