The PAWA said it was gratified that the people of Nigeria demonstrated an inspiring level of patriotism and national unity in the peaceful manner in which they conducted the election.
A statement signed by the Secretary-General of PAWA, Professor Atukwei Okai, said: “We are also proud of the singular display of responsible leadership by Goodluck Jonathan, President of Nigeria, before and after the elections. His statesmanly actions in embracing publicly his electoral competitor, Major-GeneralMuha- mmadu Buhari, and his timely congratulations of his victorious opponent sent clear and emphatic signal that national elections need not plunge a country and its people into violence, chaos and tragedy.”
It said the conduct of President Jonathan and Maj-Gen Buhari has portrayed them as father figures, and shown the level to which they had placed their country above partisan interest.
The statement said the association was optimistic the Nigerian shining example would inspire and inform Africa’s political governance and promote the creation of peaceful conditions that would unleash upon the world the bottled-up transformative potentials as well as the legendary creative genius of the Africans.
By Times Reporter