BENIN CITY – Dr Samuel Ogbemudia, former governor of defunct Bendel state, has expressed confidence in the ability of President-elect, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (Rtd)  to perfectly handle the affairs of this country.
This is contained in a congratulatory statement he sent to Buhari, a copy of which was made available to newsmen in Benin City.
Ogbemudia, also a retired army general, said he was confident that Buhari’s tenure would mark an unforgettable era in the history of this country.
He acknowledged Buhari’s energy and resilience in winning the election, noting that his shot at the presidency paid off after making the fourth attempt.
“I have known him (Buhari) since 1963, when he was commissioned into the Nigerian Army.
“I had the privilege of reading some of his confidential reports, written by his commanders in which he was described as a young officer with boundless energy, and willing to continue when others are tired.
“These energy and resilience, he has truly demonstrated in politics by winning a historic election at the fourth attempt.
“I am confident he will lead Nigeria into a remarkable era,” said Ogbemudia.
He then called on PDP members to reflect on what led to their defeat.
“To my party, the PDP, this is an opportunity to begin to demonstrate capacity to serve as a viable and credible alternative in the service of the nation.
“A peep into what went wrong is called for,’’ the former governor stressed.
He commended President Goodluck Jonathan for the sportsmanship and statesmanship he demonstrated after the loss, adding that history would never forget such act of patriotism.

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