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Buhari thanks Nigerians calls for sober reflection   

John Bull
@johnbull | Updated 02 Aug. 2018

The candidate of the AllProgressives Congress in the just-concluded elections Maj. Gen.Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) hasexpressed gratitude to Nigeriansfor voting him and his party to steerthe ship of state for the next fouryears.Buhari said this in an interimmessage of gratitude to Nigeriansin Abuja on Tuesday.This was contained in a statementsigned by the Director of Media andPublicity of the APC campaign Mallam Garba Shehu.In the message Buhari thankedNigerians “for choosing him and hisparty over and above the PDP andtheir candidate the incumbentPresident Dr Jonathan Goodluck.”The APC statement said it “declaredvictory after Dr. Jonathan calledGeneral Buhari at 5:15pm to make aconcession and congratulate thewinner.”Shehu quoted Buhari as saying themood of the country as well as itscurrent state did not warrant thetype of wild celebrationsreportedly going on in some citiesacross the country.“Buhari said anybody happy withthe victory of the APC in thepresidential election will not beinvolved in the molestation ofopponents or the destruction oftheir property.“He or she is not with me whoeverdoes that ” Buhari curtly said.He is expected to make a majoracceptance speech at 11 am todayafter the Chairman of theIndependent National ElectoralCommission Prof. Attahiru Jega might have officially declared himas the winner of the March 28presidential election.