Buhari’s re-election signifies growth in Nigeria’s democracy —Speaker Kabiru


Alhaji Kabiru Mijinyawa, the Speaker, Adamawa House of Assembly, has described the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari as sign of significant development in Nigeria’s democracy.

Mijinyawa’s reaction followed the declaration of Buhari as a winner of the Feb. 23 presidential election by Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, on Wednesday in Abuja.

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Buhari was declared re-elected having polled 15,191,847 votes, winning in 19 states, to defeat other 72 candidates including Atiku Abubakar, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who scored 11, 255,978 votes and won 17 states and the FCT, to occupy the second position.

The Adamawa speaker said Buhari’s reelection was the true reflection of the wish of majority of Nigerians.

He added that “the reelection of President Muhammadu Buhari did not come to me as a surprise, considering the remarkable achievements so far recorded in his first tenure in various human endeavours, especially in the fight against Boko Haram, corruption and infrastructure development.”

He noted that majority of people who voted for Buhari were masses who felt the impact of change and development.

He said that the victory could also be a sign of APC’s victory in the governorship and State Assembly elections on March 9 and urged the electorate in the state to come out en masse and vote for the party’s candidates.

Mijinyawa expressed appreciation and thanked the people of the state for the peaceful conduct of the elections.