In a late statement this evening, ODM leader Raila Odinga has congratulated All Peoples Congress presidential candidate Gen. Muhammadu Buhari of winning general elections in Nigeria.
CONGRATULATIONS TO APC, GEN BUHARI AND PEOPLE OF NIGERIA:
After the biggest democratic election exercise in Africa, the citizens of the Continentâ€™s most populous nation have spoken in clear terms. Nigerians have elected General Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC) to take charge of their affairs.
I take this opportunity to congratulate the APC candidate in this election General Buhari, the party and the people of Nigeria following this election that turns upside down the numerous myths and deeply held perceptions about winning and losing elections in Africa.
I congratulate the outgoing President, Mr. Goodluck Jonathan for his grace in conceding defeat. Jointly with President-Elect Mr. Buhari, they have made a tremendous contribution to Africaâ€™s journey to democratisation.
It is my hope that the people of Nigeria will continue to observe the peace, decorum and dignity with which they have gone through this election.
On behalf of my party, the Orange Democratic Movement and the greater Coalition for Reforms and Democracy, I wish the people and leadership of Nigeria peace and prosperity in the years ahead.
The Rt. Hon. Raila Odinga, EGH.