Opposition does not mean hostility–Buhari tells APC,PDP

Opposition does not mean hostility–Buhari tells APC,PDP

Friday, August 25, 2017 4:40 pm


L-R: Buhari, Oyegun and Makarfi

President Muhammadu Buhari has advocated opposition politics that is devoid of rancour.

He said this today when he delivered an address to the executives of All Progressives Congress, APC, and Peoples Democratic Party, PDP at the State House, Abuja.

Multi-party democracy, according to him, is a very tried and tested form of government. “Opposition does not mean hostility, enmity or antagonism. Democracy needs opposition, one which is vibrant but responsible,” said he.

He said further:

President Buhari shakes hands with Makarfi

“I thank you sincerely, collectively and individually for finding time from your busy schedules to come all the way to Abuja and welcome me back home.

“This visit signifies the unity of Nigeria. It is not a party occasion. It is not a political gathering. It is a symbol of our National unity. It is also an expression of the maturity of our democracy.

“Multi-party democracy is a very tried and tested form of government. Opposition does not mean hostility, enmity or antagonism. Democracy needs opposition, one which is vibrant but responsible.

“I am very pleased to see you assembled here all shades of opinion in Nigeria. Please convey to our countrymen and women in your respective states my deep gratitude to all those who prayed for my recovery. I am imploring all Nigerians to continue praying for peace and prosperity in Nigeria.

“I thank you so much God bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria.”

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