Report gathered that,GLOBAL leaders and organisations have congratulated Nigerians, especially the President-elect, Maj.Gen. Muhammadu Buhari(retd.), President Goodluck Jonathan and the Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission Chairman, Prof. Attahiru Jega, for the successful conduct of Saturday’s presidential and National Assembly polls.
They said in separate statements on Wednesday that the orderly conduct of Nigerians during the elections and the acceptance of defeat by Jonathan were remarkable.
The leaders and organisations are the United States President Barack Obama; the United Kingdom Prime Minister, David Cameron; French President, Francois Hollande; South African President Jacob Zuma; United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, the European Union, the ECOWAS Election Observation Mission, the African Union and the Commonwealth.
Obama, in a statement by the White House, said that INEC and Jega deserved a special recognition, both nationally and internationally.
Commending Jonathan for conceding defeat and Buhari for emerging victorious, he urged them to ensure a peaceful transition.
Obama said, “The last few days have shown the world the strength of Nigeria’s commitment to democratic principles. By turning out in large numbers and sometimes waiting all day to cast their votes, Nigerians came together to decide the future of their country peacefully.
“I commend President Jonathan and the President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, for their public commitments to non-violence throughout the campaign.”