Jubilation Everywhere As President Buhari Showers Praises On Goodluck Jonathan, Ahead Of The 2019 Elections

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday, hailed his predecessor, Goodluck Jonathan, for voluntarily conceding defeat at the 2015 general elections, describing him as a true Democrat.



Buhari made the comment at the launch of Jonathan’s book titled: ‘My Transition Hours’, in Abuja.


Represented by Boss Mustapha, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, the President said Jonathan’s act of courage had made him a patriotic Leader, and earned him popularity among Africans and other Leaders.



“You are a Leader of the past, of now and of the future; you will rise again; I wish you the best you wish yourself”, Buhari said.


He called on Nigerians to see elections as contests, and should be done in a free, fair, and peaceful environment.



He said that Nigerians should eschew bitterness, bigotry, hate speech, and “promote Nigeria for us and generations yet unborn”.


The event was attended by hundreds of prominent Nigerians, including former Heads of State, Abdulsalami Abubakar, Yakubu Gowon, ex-President, Olusegun Obasanjo, and Atiku Abubakar, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Presidential Candidate.



Adams Oshiomhole, the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, former Vice President Namadi Sambo, Senate President, Bukola Saraki, ex-PDP Governors, and many members of the political class, Traditional Rulers, and members of the Diplomatic Corps, also graced the event.