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Mimiko congratulates Buhari, calls for peaceful Easter celebration

Posted: Apr 4, 2015 at 11:10 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Ondo State Governor, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko, has congratulated General Muhammadu Buhari on his emergence as President-elect even as he called for a hitch-free Easter celebration.

The governor while speaking with newsmen at the Government House, Akure, on Friday urged the President-elect to be magnanimous in victory and rule the country in line with the tenets of the rule of law as inherent in his acceptance speech.

He appealed to President-elect to work towards fulfilling his electoral promises to the Nigerian electorate in line with his party’s change mantra.

Mimiko, who assured of his administration’s partnership with Gen. Buhari in moving Nigeria forward, also congratulated President Jonathan for his show of sportsmanship in congratulating the President-elect even before the final results was released, describing it as a step in the right direction to deepen Nigeria’s democracy.

Meanwhile, the governor in his message to the people of the state to commemorate Easter, implored them to emulate the love demonstrated by God to mankind by making His son a sacrifice for the sin of the world.

Full of praise to God for life to witness the Easter, Mimiko urged the people to reflect on the import of the Lord’s sacrifice, which he described as love at its peak that should be emulated irrespective of religious divide at this critical point of the nation’s life.

He enjoined the people to ensure a hitch-free celebration by ensuring a modest celebration.