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Buhari Reveals Why He Will Continue Holding GEJ in High Esteem

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President Buhari has applauded his predecessor, Goodluck Jonathan, for accepting defeat in 2015. He said he would continue to hold the former president in high esteem, as a result of that singular act. The president further urged his visitors from the Kannywood industry to employ their respective talents in promoting peace

President Muhammadu Buhari has commended former president Goodluck Jonathan, for accepting defeat in 2015.

Buhari lauded his predecessor on Thursday night, October 18, while hosting members of the Kannywood entertainment industry to a dinner at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, NAN reports.

Mediangr.com gathers that Buhari, who recalled his political struggles since 2003 when he made his first attempt to clinch the presidential seat, lauded Jonathan for his action.

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“I’ll continue to hold former president Jonathan in high esteem as a result of that singular act. He (Jonathan) was in power as deputy governor, governor (Bayelsa), vice-president and president, all for about 10 years and he voluntarily accepted defeat and surrendered power to me,’’ he said.

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The president further enjoined members of the Kannywood industry to use their respective talents in promoting the culture of peaceful co-existence and unity among the diverse socio-political groups in the country.

On their part, representatives of the Kannywood entertainers, who spoke at the event, pledged to mobilise support for Buhari and other All Progressives Congress (APC) candidates in the forthcoming 2019 general elections.

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Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna state and his counterpart of Plateau, Simon Lalong as well as presidential aides were among the personalities that attended the event.

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Meanwhile, Mediangr.com previously reported that former president, Goodluck Jonathan, said foreign powers helped President Muhammadu Buhari emerge victorious in the 2015 general election.

Jonathan blamed his loss in the election on former United States president, Barack Obama; ex-British prime minister, David Cameron and ex French president, Francois Hollande, who he said aided President Muhammadu Buhari’s victory.

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