President Muhammadu Buhari must adopt a new dogma in the few months to come: that the winner did not win because he is the best; neither did the loser lose because he is the worst.
The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), which said this in a reaction to the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari, added that the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) should also join hands with the President in moving the country forward.
“Let us see no winner, no vanquished. The only entity we should see is Nigeria. This is how to eliminate bitterness,” Director MURIC, Professor Ishaq Akintola, said, adding that “political leaders in Nigeria must sit up from now to prepare a roadmap to the consolidation of the country’s democracy.”
Noting that Nigerians “must eschew the rush for materialism to better save the country,” MURIC advised Buhari’s supporters to jubilate moderately. “We must not rejoice with spite. This victory must not go into our heads. Dangerous convoy drives must be avoided. Speedy motorcycle displays of joy which often lead to accidents are unnecessary. We all must be in sober reflection,” Akintola said in a statement.
“Both young and old Nigerians must eschew the rush for materialism. Let us regain our lost values and norms. Fraud, yahoo-yahoo and all forms of 419 were never part of our culture in Nigeria. We must not miss the lessons in Buhari’s victory. In particular, we must realise that a good name runs faster than silver and gold,” the group said.
The human rights organization, which rejoiced with the President and prayed for Allah’s protection and guidance for him, maintained the President won this enviable position by dint of his love for the poor masses, his Spartan way of life, his transparency and the indisputable aura of integrity which surrounds him.
“We call on the opposition to join hands with President Muhammadu Buhari. We all must adopt a new dogma in the few months to come: that the winner did not win because he is the best; neither did the loser lose because he is the worst. Let us see no winner, no vanquished. The only entity we should see is Nigeria. This is how to eliminate bitterness. Nigeria is the winner and the beautiful Nigerian people are the heroes of our new democratic experience. We should therefore match forward together to build a strong and united nation.
“We call on religious leaders to direct showers of supplications to the Supreme Creator to protect President Buhari, to prosper Nigeria, overwhelm enemies of this country, overcome powers of darkness and make Nigeria flourish once again under this administration and thereafter,” the group said.
Buhari’s re-election, according to Akintola, is a reward for good governance.
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