They bombed his convoy in an attempt to get him out of the race… They vilified his religion… They sponsored hate documentaries on AIT & NTA to assassinate his character… They criticized his age… They forged medical reports alleging that he suffers prostate cancer and acute asthma… They claim he does not possess a leaving school certificate… They paid for front-page newspaper advertorials to wish him dead… They tried to procure black-market court rulings to stop him… They caused him untoward trauma with painful reminders of the death of his daughter and ex-wife. Indeed, they did everything. But alas, none can reverse the decree of Allah. Whatever Allah has released, none can withhold… and whatever He withholds, none can release. He gives power to whom He wills, and takes it from whom He wills.
After trying repeatedly for twelve years, General Muhammadu Buhari finally wins the presidential election. In truth, Allah is with the patient. I shed tears in joy and ecstasy for General Muhammadu Buhari.
History has been made in Nigeria. I thank Allah for keeping me alive to witness it. I thank Allah for making me a part of it. Change is here. Change has come.
Dear General, may Allah help you live up to the high expectations of the long suffering masses of our country. May Allah help you to be a leader for both the rich and the poor, and not only the cabals… May Allah help you to be the best president Africa ever witnessed. In your story lies immense lessons for each and everyone of us who are eye witnesses and ear witnesses to this uncommon and hard-won victory.
Our Lord, praise is Yours… abundant, pure and blessed praise. Praises plentiful and blessed as to fill the heavens and the earth and whatever lies between them, and whatever else You please. You (Allah) are most worthy of praise and majesty, and what the servants have said – we are all Your servants.
O Allah, there is none who can withhold what You give, and none may give what You have withheld. And the might of the mighty person cannot benefit him against You.
General Muhammadu Buhari, president-elect of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, kindly accept my hearty congratulations!
Abu Bilaal Abdulrazaq bn Bello bn Oare