Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari on his victory at the presidential election conducted on Saturday by the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC).
ASUU praised Nigerians on the choice of their president.
ASUU tweeted: “The union congratulates Nigerians on their choice of a president.”
Also, the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari on his well-deserved victory, following his declaration as winner of the 2019 presidential election by INEC.
The students’ Public Relations Officer Bestman Okereafor gave the congratulatory message in a statement in Enugu.
“The leadership of the apex student governing body, NANS, heartily congratulates President Buhari over his well-deserved victory following his declaration as winner of the 2019 presidential election by the INEC chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu.
“This movement to victory had been made possible through the large turnout of Nigerian students and youths who are obviously the major determinants of the 2019 election,’’ Okereafor stated.
He however, said that NANS was calling on other contestants and political parties, especially the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, to be honourable in conceding defeat.
“Atiku and other contestants should congratulate the president-elect in the spirit of true sportsmanship and in the best interest of our democracy.’’
He said NANS was not unaware of some few hitches in some parts of the country before, during and after the elections.
“We believe all these will be addressed in subsequent elections.
“Even as we pray to God to grant the families of all those who sacrificed their life’s during the the election, we will forever remember them as heroes and heroines of our democracy.
“NANS is on a final note calling on President Buhari to remain just, fair and accessible to all.
“Even as we expect him to extend hands of fellowship to the other intellectual and incorruptible contestants regardless of party affiliations, who can also form part of his cabinet with the aim of moving the nation forward.
“Once again Nigerian students both at home and in Diaspora, say congratulations, Mr President.’’
Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) was declared re-elected having polled 15,191,847 votes, winning in 19 states to beat his closest rival, Atiku Abubakar, of the Peoples Democratic Party who polled 11, 255,978 votes and won 17 states and the FCT