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Sultan congratulates President Buhari on his re-election, urges Atiku to accept defeat

Sultan of Sokoto, Sa'ad Abubakar III

Alhaji Sa’adu Abubakar III, the Sultan of Sokoto, has congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari on his re-election at the February 23 Presidential election.

The Sultan in a statement issued by the leadership of Jamaatu Nasril Islam expressed gratitude to God for the election and urged former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, to accept the outcome of the election.

“We are grateful to Allah, the beneficent and exceedingly merciful for the peaceful and successful conduct of the 2019 Presidential and National Assembly elections, as well as the subsequent declaration of the winners,” Dr. Khalid Abubakar-Aliyu, the Secretary General of JNI, stated on behalf of the Sultan.

“Jama’atu Nasril Islam under the leadership of His Eminence, Alhaji Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar, delightfully congratulates President Muhammadu Buhari and all other contestants, as well as the Nigerian electorate that conducted themselves peacefully and with high spirit of decorum during and after the elections.

“However, we call on all the political contenders in Nigeria to, in the name Allah, take it easy and sheathe their swords, as in every contest there will always be a winner and a loser.

“But in this case, all the contestants are the winners, because Nigerians are now beginning to understand the dynamics of politics and democracy.”

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