President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed satisfaction at the conduct of peaceful elections in Nigeria, despite what he called doomsday predictions of social disharmony.
The President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu in a statement in Abuja, said the President made his feelings known in his Sallah message to Nigerians to celebrate the end of the Ramadan fasting season.
President Buhari commended the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, for a good job, despite the initial difficulties and praised the voters for their tenacity and strong faith in the democratic process.
On the lessons of the Ramadan, President Buhari urged Muslims to always put humanity before personal interests.
President Buhari also used the occasion to commiserate with victims of terrorism, kidnapping and banditry in the country.
He reassured Nigerians that under no circumstances would criminals and mass murderers be allowed to hold the country to ransom, assuring that their days are numbered because his administration will pursue them relentlessly and bring them to justice