In an interview with Christiane Amanpour today, April 1, 2015, the President-elect Muhammadu Buhari,says he is not surprised that he defeated President Goodluck Jonathan at the just concluded polls.
Buhari, who had over two million votes above Jonathan attributed his victory to the successful merger of the All Progressives Congress in 2013. He said the merger had signalled the beginning of the end of Jonathan’s administration.
In his words, , “I am not surprised because of how we came into the merger. The main opposition parties in Nigeria decided to come together to face the ruling party. That means we had an additional spread and politicians across the length and breadth of the country; so, I was not surprised.”
Buhari also said that as soon as he gets sworn in, he would start a process of national reconciliation in Nigeria, especially in the violence-prone areas of the Niger Delta and the North-East.
He said, “The actual division that is worth bothering about in terms of social instability and insecurity are in the North-East and the in the NigerDelta, which I think have been with this country long enough that we know how they started and what stage they are in now and we are confident that we will rapidly give attention to the insecurity in the country and I believe that we will deal with them within a few months in office.”