Former head of state, Ibrahim Babangida, has sent a message of congratulations to President Muhammadu Buhari on his victory in the presidential poll.
In a message that addressed the standing issues between the two retired generals, Babangida asked him to heal the wounds and restructure the country. According to Vanguard, he labelled people agitating for restructuring the country ‘reasonable Nigerians’. He said:
The President may wish to heed to the yearnings of reasonable Nigerians for restructuring and seek all constitutional means to devolve some powers presently exercised by the Federal Government to the other tiers of government.
The newly elected president should heal the wounds of the heated campaign exchanges by embracing those who contested alongside with him.
The President must resist the temptation to see them as enemies; not even opponents, but fellow compatriots who merely disagreed with him on how best to move our country forward.
He also reserved special praises for Atiku Abubakar, Buhari’s main challenger, describing him as “dogged, gallant, audacious” and his electoral support cutting across ethnic, religious and regional lines.
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