The All Progressive Congress (APC) Presidential candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday commended Jonathan for assuring Nigerians that he will handover power if he loses in the forthcoming presidential election slated for March 28.
This was made known, when the President of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Commission, Mr Kadre Ouedraogo, on Wednesday visited in Abuja.
He then assured the delegation of a peaceful atmosphere before, during and after the elections and praised Jonathan for assuring to hand over to whoever emerged winner at the polls.
“The six weeks extension is accommodated in the Constitution for holding elections and INEC has said it has recorded between 75-80 per cent successes in the distribution of the voter cards.
“He stressed that, Mr President has made very encouraging comments weeks ago by saying he’ll hand over to whoever emerged winner.
“We told our supporters to embrace peace before the accord and even after the signing of the accord we have continued to urge them to show restraint.
“We intend to maintain this pressure until the elections take place,” Buhari said.
ECOEWAS President, Ouedraogo disclosed that ECOWAS has deployed 250 election observers to Nigeria for upcoming general elections. He said that the commission was interested in peace and stability in Nigeria, because it would engender development in the country, the region and Africa.