...Asks For Responsible Opposition
President Buhari met with Party Leaders in Nigeria, yesterday Friday 25th, August 2017 in Abuja.
The president who said the meeting was not a political gathering, expressed his pleasure that those invited were able to make it down to the meeting.
According to the President Buhari, the meeting signified the unity of NIgeria. He further asked those present at the meeting to convey his gratitude to their members for praying for his recovery.
The president’s speech which was short went as follows:
“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.”