President Muhammadu Buhari. Achieve/Radio Nigeria
President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Muslims on successfully completing this demanding spiritual obligation.
In his goodwill message to Muslims on the occasion of the Eidel Fitr celebration to mark the end of the 30-day Ramadan fasting season, President Buhari prayed to Allah to reward the Muslims for their sacrifices during the fasting season.
He advised Muslims not to forget the important lessons of the Ramadan, which includes improving their bond with the underprivileged and poor members of society.
On the 2023 general election, the President said that the peaceful outcome of the elections “will go down on record as one of the proudest achievements of his administration”.
President Buhari said the outcomes of the elections were in line with his pledge to leave a legacy of free and fair elections.
“I’m proud that I have created a level playing field for all contestants regardless of party affiliation in order to produce a fair outcome for all”, he said.
The elections were so transparent that even members of my own party were routed and unseated. At no point did I interfere with the process in order to give unfair advantage to anyone,” the President added.
According to the President, free and fair elections are the only principles that give credibility to the country’s democracy, arguing that the subversion of the will of the people undermines democracy itself.
Reporting by Abdullah Bello; Editing by Chinasa Ossai and Annabel Nwachukwu