Let us support leaders, Buhari appeals to Nigerians

Former President Muhammadu Buhari has urged Nigerians in a Sallah message to support leaders from the lowest to the topmost at this crucial juncture of Nigeria’s democracy.

The former president was speaking to journalists in Daura, shortly after observing the Eid prayer on Wednesday morning.

Buhari congratulated fellow Muslims on the successful completion of the 30-day Ramadan fasting and the performance of the Eid, and urged “all citizens to support our leaders from the local government level to the highest at the center in their efforts to transform the development landscape of the nation. 

“Support for our leaders,” he further stated, “is a vote for a better tomorrow.

“It is imperative that we stand united in safeguarding the sovereignty and integrity of our nation,” and called on  contestants to political offices in elections “to always ensure a smooth succession from one administration to another without stoking communal tensions and obstructing development, irrespective of political party affiliation.”

The former President expressed his appreciation to the people of Daura, his hometown, and the state in general for according him a warm welcome as indicated by  the massive crowd at the Eid prayer ground.

He expressed his happiness at being in the midst of his people after he finished his term as president.

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