Eid-el-Fitr: Buhari Urges Nigerians To Support Leaders 

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Former Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has called on Nigerians to support their leaders at various levels for the survival and sustenance of the country’s democracy.

According to a statement by his media aide, Garba Shehu, the ex-president made the call on Wednesday in  his home town of Duara, Katsina  while speaking with journalists, shortly after observing the Eid prayer.

The statement said Buhari the congratulated fellow Muslims on the successful completion of the 30-day Ramadan fasting and the performance of the Eid.

He urged “all citizens to support our leaders from the local government level to the highest at the center, in their efforts to transform the development landscape of the nation.”

“Support for our leaders,” he further stated, “is a vote for a better tomorrow.”

“It is imperative that we stand united in safeguarding the sovereignty and integrity of our nation,” he said, calling on contestants to political offices “to always ensure a smooth succession from one administration to another without stoking communal tensions and obstructing development, irrespective of political party affiliation.”

The former President expressed his  appreciation to the people of Daura, his hometown, and the State in general, for according him a warm welcome as indicated by the massive crowd at the Eid prayer ground.

He expressed his happiness at being in the midst of his people after finishing his term as President.

Victor Ezeja is a passionate journalist with six years of experience writing on economy, politics and energy. He holds a Masters degree in Mass Communication.

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