Former Military President, General Ibrahim Badamsi Babangida has congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari over his re-election just he advised the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Alh. Abubakar Atiku.
General Babangida, in a statement released and made available to journalists in Minna on Saturday urged Buhari to be magnanimous in victory.
He implored Atiku, who is outraged by the outcome of the election to sheath his sword.
“I call on the former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar to close ranks and work with the winner of the election in an objective and constructive manner so that democracy will continue to thrive in our country at this crucial period of renaissance,” the statement read in part.
The former Head of States went on to offer condolence to families, who lost their loved ones to the election saying, “sadly, due to violence in some part of the country, lives were lost and I would like to extend my heartfelt condolences to their families for the death of their loved ones.”