President Muhammadu Buhari stated that he holds former president Goodluck Jonathan in high esteem for conceding defeat after the 2015 presidential election.
Hosting members of the Kannywood entertainment industry to a dinner at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, President Buhari said Goodluck Jonathan conceding defeat without a fight is admirable.
Speaking in Hausa, President Buhari said,
“I’ll continue to hold former president Jonathan in high esteem as a result of that singular act. He (Jonathan) was in power as Deputy Governor, Governor (Bayelsa), Vice-President and President, all for about 10 years and he voluntarily accepted defeat and surrendered power to me,’’ he said.
At the dinner, President Buhari vowed to end the scourge of Boko Haram sect soon.
“It’s totally wrong for any believer in God to kill innocent people either in the Mosque, Church or the market place. You can’t be shouting Allahu Akbar (Allah is Great), Allahu Akbar, and killing innocent citizens and destroying properties all in the name of God. It is either you don’t know what you are saying or you don’t even believe in the existence of God Almighty. God has nothing to do with injustice. So, now we are confronting them and by the grace of God we will destroy them.’’