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The 'Cheerful Message' Buhari Sent To GEJ When He Named A Railway Complex After Him (Opinion)

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By Chuks01 | self meida writer
Published 9 months ago - 11895 views

 

President Muhammadu Buhari is busy with the development of some Infrastructural projects in Nigeria. Revamping the rail way system in Nigeria is one of the promises of President Muhammadu Buhari in 2015 when he assumed as the President of Nigeria. He has lived up to that promise of ensuring that the rail system gradually comes back to life in Nigeria. Before now some Nigerians have accused the President of not carrying the South South and South East along in his railway project. But with Itakpe Warri rail line almost completed, the President has shown that he wants all the zone in Nigeria to have functional railway system. Not only that he took a step further by naming the Railway Complex in Agbor after Ex President Goodluck Jonathan.

That Railway Complex hence forth will be known as Goodluck Jonathan Railway Station and Complex. For me the President has sent his predecessor a strong message which is the following;

I so much cherish the sportsmanship you displayed after you lost the 2015 election

Goodluck Jonathan was the first person to call President Muhammadu Buhari after he lost the 2015 election to congratulate him on his victory. Thereafter he made a broadcast to the nation same mid night after INEC declared President Buhari winner. That call and broadcast saved the tension that enveloped Nigeria then, especially in the Niger Delta where Jonathan came from. 

I respect you for conducting a free and fair election even though you were a candidate

Some Nigerians didn't believe that Goodluck Jonathan will give then INEC Chairman Professor Attahiru Jega free hand to conduct a free and fair election in Nigeria. He even appointed Jega whom never made before to oversee INEC. This is another thing President Buhari will treasure in his mind and wait for opportunities like this to honour a man whom he described as a true democrat. 

Thank you for not interfering in Bayelsa State election

Some called the former President out for allowing his state to be taken by the opposition. But he truly demonstrated that he is a nationalist, and that any party that rules his state doesn't matter provided the people want him. Although the Supreme Court finally sacked David Lyon. 

You started some railway projects in Nigeria and am determined to carry on with it. 

Goodluck Jonathan started the Abuja Kaduna railway before he left office. But the current President Buhari completed and commission it. This shows that he is grateful to GEJ for initiating the project. 

I salute President Buhari for recognizing Goodluck Jonathan with the naming of Agbor Railway Station and Complex after him. That's how politics should be. After all it's all about development and uniting the country. 

What do you think of President Buhari naming a train station after Goodluck Jonathan? Drop your comment below. Also like and share this article. Don't forget to follow me. 

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