President Muhammadu Buhari has called for celebration of maturity in the way democracy is being observed by political gladiators.
The President, who receives the leadership of the ruling party: the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the opposition: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, described the visit as healthy for the democracy
“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.” [myad]

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