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General News of Tuesday, 7 November 2023


'Might be the last' - Sani reveals only president to have ever congratulated winner, Nigerians react

Shehu Sani Shehu Sani

Former Kaduna Central Senator, Shehu Sani, has said former president Goodluck Ebele Jonathan is the only president to have congratulated a winner in Nigeria’s 24-year democracy.

Sani said he hopes Jonathan does not become the first and last Nigerian president to express such a gesture.

He stated this via his X page (formerly known as Twitter) @ShehuSani, on Monday, November 6.

“In the 24-year history of Nigeria’s democracy, it’s only GEJ that has ever congratulated the winner; He is the first and hope he will not be the last.”

Nigerians reacted to Sani's post while comparing the 2023 general election to others in the past.

Check out some reactions below:

@peter_ameh: Is not everyone who is Willing to make their self the sacrificial lamb for the inadequacy and failure of @inecnigeria

@GEJonathan: congratulated @MBuhari despite knowing that the election was shaddy Wait ooo!!!

Did you congratulate @elrufai @OkoyeHTM He might as well be the last. If you want congratulatory message, then don't cheat.

@SabinaNkiru: Are you also hoping that we congratulate somebody that stole what belongs to us

@Oluchima1: A respected peaceful gentleman but I want President Goodluck Jonathan to be active in politics like President Barack Obama

@aliyuab85873011: He's not a do or die politician

@Web3Analyst01: Yeah. He did not only congratulated his opponent but also, he didn’t drag him to court✍

@GodwinsNduka1: Because the 2015 election was free and fair. I will be disappointed if PO or Atiku congratulates Tinubu.