AGI’s Patron Tony Blair praised the people of Nigeria for their role in the country’s successful elections. Mr Blair said:
“I congratulate Muhammadu Buhari warmly on his election victory. I welcome wholeheartedly the statement from President Jonathan conceding the result.
I also applaud the Nigerian people. It is an extraordinary sign of Nigeria's strength and resilience as a country that there has been this election with its outcome accepted so clearly despite all the challenges Nigeria faces.
It gives all of us who care about Nigeria great optimism and confidence in its future.”