Buhari To European Union: Jonathan Set New Trend for Nigerian Leaders

Buhari_Jonathan_Visit2Again, President Muhammadu Buhari has commended his predecessor, former President Goodluck Jonathan for making a mark that no leader in Nigeria has ever made, by conceding victory to him after the 2015 Presidential election.

Buhari commended Jonathan while addressing the European Union parliament’s plenary session in Strasbourg, France on Wednesday.

According to the President, Jonathan’s singular act of relinquishing power after losing the election has ensured that Nigeria remained peaceful despite predictions of tension sequel to the polls.

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He noted that “Democracy has come to Nigeria to stay. Sooner than we expect, Nigeria will be regarded as one of the strongest in Africa.”


Buhari while speaking on the war against Boko Haram insurgency and the success achieved by the military so far, said the activities of insurgent group has been were now limited only within the Sambisa Forest.

“We have reorganised the Nigerian Armed Forces and repositioned them to deal decisively with the Boko Haram terrorists.

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“Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states’ local government areas where the insurgents once dominated have been gradually recaptured,” Buhari said.

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