President Muhammadu Buhari’s Speech After He Was Announced Winner Of 2019 Elections

President Muhammadu Buhari’s Speech After He Was Announced Winner Of 2019 Elections

Read President Muhammadu Buhari’s speech after he was announced winner of the 2019 elections

Felix Egbomuche

Felix Egbomuche

General Muhammadu Buhari has addressed the nation after INEC announced him as the winner of the 2019 elections, which held on Saturday 23, February, across the 36 states and federal capital territory.

The president, who was declared good enough by over 15 million Nigerians, said in his speech, which was published on his social media accounts:

"First and foremost, I give thanks to Almighty God Who has spared our lives to witness another victory for Nigerian democracy and victory for our party APC.

"I thank the millions of Nigerians who voted to re-elect me as your president for the next four years. I am deeply humbled and profoundly grateful to you for judging me worthy of continuing to serve you and for your peaceful conduct.

“In particular, I would like to thank Asiwaju Bola Tinubu for his masterful leadership as Co-chair of the Campaign Council.

"I would like to also thank the Party Chairman Adams Oshiomhole, the Director General of the Campaign Council Rotimi Amaechi, all members of the Presidential Campaign Council and other various Support Groups.

"My grateful thanks to all those who contributed to the logistical expenses of the campaign in such a vast country like Nigeria.

"I also thank the millions of volunteers, self-appointed overseers, canvassers, agents, escorts and sentries who sacrificed so much of their time and resources to ensure the success of these elections. I do not have the words adequate to thank them.

"I am very sad at the grievous loss of lives during these elections. Security agencies will step up their efforts to protect voters in the forthcoming State elections.

"I would like to commend our security agencies, as severely overstretched as they are, for handling the difficult task of securing the country during the election period.

"I would like to make a special appeal to my supporters not to gloat or humiliate the opposition. Victory is enough reward for your efforts.

"We give thanks also to our domestic and international observers for contributing to the success of our elections and for their interest in our country and our developing democracy.

"The new administration will intensify its efforts in Security, Restructuring the Economy and Fighting Corruption. We have laid down the foundation and we are committed to seeing matters to the end.

"We will strive to strengthen our unity and inclusiveness so that no section or group will feel left behind or left out.

"I thank you for your support and may God bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

The main opposition party during the elections, PDP has strongly rejected the result and will be going to court.

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